Indian Oil to shut naphtha cracker on 22 April for maintenance

27 March 2013 02:53  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India’s state-owned oil and gas company Indian Oil is expected to shut down its 857,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Panipat for scheduled maintenance for two weeks starting from 22 April, traders said on Wednesday.

“There will be more naphtha exports from Dahej and Kandla in the latter part of April,” said a source, but added that there were no fresh spot naphtha sales from Indian Oil.

However, the cracker shutdown may lead to a slight shortage of propylene supply for Indian Oil, according to a source close to the company.

By: Felicia Loo

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