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Reliance defers VGO unit shutdown: sources

Reliance defers VGO unit shutdown: sources
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First Published: Thu, Apr 22 2010. 07 12 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Apr 22 2010. 07 12 PM IST
New Delhi: Reliance Industries has deferred its upto one month planned shutdown of a vacuum gas oil (VGO) hydrotreater unit at its old refinery to May, two sources familiar with the plan said on Thursday.
“Reliance had planned to shut VGO unit from 21 April, but that has now been changed to May. Most likely, it will happen in the first half of next month,” said one of the sources.
Both the sources said shutdown would last for 20-30 days, though no official comment was available from the company.
Reliance’s old 660,000 bpd refinery at Jamnagar has two VGO units each with 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) capacity.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance operates the world’s biggest refining complex, at Jamnagar in western Gujarat state, that has a total processing capacity of 1.24 million bpd of crude.
A VGO hydrotreater removes sulphur from heavy feedstock to produce naphtha, jet fuel and liquefied petroleum gas.
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First Published: Thu, Apr 22 2010. 07 12 PM IST