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HMEL delays start of Bathinda refinery to end June, source says

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL), part-owned by steel tycoon L N Mittal, has delayed the start-up of its Bathinda refinery in Punjab state by a fortnight to the end of this month, an industry source said.The refiner shut the refinery on April 30 for about 45 days to raise capacity by about 28 percent to 230,000 bpd. State-refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp and Mittal Energy Investments Pvt Ltd each own a 49 percent stake in the project.HMEL will also raise the capacity of its sulphur recovery unit to 700 tonnes a day from 600 tonnes as it seeks to increase the processing of ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 11:27 IST