Corrected: Indian Oil’s PE swing plant resumes normal ops

21 July 2014 08:31 Source:ICIS News

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined “Indian Oil’s PE swing plant resumes normal ops after brief shutdown” dated 21 July 2014, please read in the last paragraph … two 300,000 tonnes/year of polypropylene (PP) units… instead of  … a 300/000 tonnes of polypropylene … A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indian Oil Corp’s (IOC) linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) swing plant has resumed normal operations after it was shut in early July, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

“There was  a brief shutdown in IOC’s PE swing plant for one week in early July, but now the plant is operating at its normal run rate,” the source said.

IOC’s Panipat refinery, which had undergone a turnaround around May, has also resumed operations around June. “IOC is now running the Panipat refinery at 100% of its capacity,” the source said.

IOC produces 857,000 tonne/year of ethylene and 650,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

Apart from the LLDPE/HDPE swing plant of 350,000 tonne/year capacity, IOC also operates a dedicated 300,000 tonnes per annum HDPE plant and two 300,000 tonnes/year of polypropylene (PP) units.

By Arianne Perez