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BPCL halves crude runs at Mumbai refinery; plans repairs at different vegetation

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BPCL halves crude runs at Mumbai refinery; plans repairs at other plants

Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) has shut half of its crude processing capability at its 240,000 barrels per day (bpd) Mumbai refinery in western India since June 10 to hold out upkeep, an organization spokesman mentioned.

The state-run refiner has shut a 120,000 bpd crude unit and a few secondary items together with diesel hydro desulfuriser and hydrogen era items for 20 to 25 days, the spokesman mentioned. Other items are functioning as regular, he mentioned.

BPCL had deliberate the upkeep shutdown for March however pushed it again to make the most of robust gas cracks.

The refiner additionally plans to close items at its 156,000 bpd Bina refinery in central India and 310,000 bpd Kochi refinery within the southern Kerala state later this yr.

It plans to close a 2.6 million tonnes a yr hydrocracker at its Bina refinery for 10 days for catalyst alternative in September, the spokesman mentioned.

“Maintenance shutdown at Kochi is planned immediately after Bina,” he mentioned, including the corporate would meet gas provide commitments in the course of the shutdown of items at its three refineries.

BPCL plans to close a 210,000 bpd crude unit and secondary items together with fluid catalytic cracking, vacuum gasoline oil hydro-treater, diesel hydro-treater, sulphur restoration and hydrogen era items at its Kochi refinery for 25 to 30 days in September-October.

The firm additionally plans to completely shut its Bina refinery for 25 to 30 days for upkeep in April-May subsequent yr, the spokesman mentioned.