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Pet coke import ban is likely to affect aluminium, steel industry

Major aluminium makers Vedanta, Hindalco and Nalco import pet coke to make anodes for use in the smelters for electrolytic process to separate aluminium

Dillip Satapathy 

The Union Commerce Ministry’s notification prohibiting import of pet coke is likely to hit the aluminium and steel manufacturers. While aluminium industry estimates the cost impact at about 50 dollars per tonne, the secondary steel manufacturers apprehend significant escalation in cost of production as they have to look for alternate fuel feed for their electric arc furnaces.

However, large steel mills, using the blast furnace route for steel making, are insulated as they do not have much use of pet coke in their process. Major aluminium makers Vedanta, Hindalco and ...

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First Published: Thu, August 30 2018. 12:19 IST
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