India’s RIL plans maintenance shutdown at three units in Jamnagar complex
MUMBAI (ICIS)–India’s Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) will undertake a planned maintenance and inspection shutdown at three plants at its Jamnagar refinery complex in western Gujarat state, it said in a statement.
RIL will shut down a crude distillation unit and delayed coking in its SEZ refinery and its refinery off gas cracker for four weeks from the last week of September, it said in a disclosure to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 14 September.
The shutdown at its fluidized catalytic cracker at the DTA refinery will begin in mid-September and will last for seven weeks, it said.
“All other units at Jamnagar will operate normally during this period. The company does not expect any material impact on overall operations of Jamnagar complex,” it added.
The shutdown of units at the Jamnagar refinery would curtail the company’s crude imports and may push up gasoline margins, news agency Reuters said quoting trade sources on 14 September.
The Jamnagar refinery has a PP capacity of 2.16m tonnes/year.
The shutdown at both plants is expected to last until end October.
RIL’s Jamnagar refining complex houses two plants with a combined crude processing capacity of 1.24m barrels/day as per the company website.
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