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BPCL to keep Mumbai refinery shut for at least 2 months after fire: Source

The middle distillates-making unit, a 6,000-tonnes per day (tpy) hydrocracker, was shut since August 8 following a fire that left 40 people injured

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Fire broke out at the Bharat Petroleum refinery after an explosion, in Chembur, Mumbai. Photo: PTI
Fire broke out at the Bharat Petroleum refinery after an explosion, in Chembur, Mumbai. Photo: PTI

India's Bharat Corp Ltd will keep a secondary unit at its 120,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) offline for at least two months following a fire last week, two industry sources said on Friday.

When contacted, a spokesman could not immediately confirm the duration of the shutdown, saying that a decision will be made in one to two days.

The middle distillates-making unit, a 6,000-tonnes per day (tpy) hydrocracker, was shut since August 8 following a fire that left 40 people injured.

Middle distillates are namely, gasoil and jet fuel/kerosene.

"The hydrocracker is expected to be shut for two to three months but is unlikely to import gasoil due to high domestic inventories," said one of the two sources.

First Published: Fri, August 17 2018. 15:30 IST
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