Maintenance shutdown at IOC's only naphtha cracker and half of Panipat refinery


Indian Oil Corp has shut its only naphtha cracker and half of its Panipat refinery since early this month for maintenance, head of refineries S M Vaidya has been quoted by Reuters.

IOC shut a naphtha cracker which can produce around 800,000 tpa of ethylene and it has also idled 50% of its 300,000 bpd refinery in Panipat. The units will resume operations on Sept. 25. Capacity of the cracker is set to be raised to 1.1 million tpa in 2021/2022. 

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