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Essar to shut Vadinar refinery from 18 Sept: Sources

Essar to shut Vadinar refinery from 18 Sept: Sources
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First Published: Mon, Jul 11 2011. 04 53 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Jul 11 2011. 04 53 PM IST
New Delhi: India’s Essar Oil plans to shut its 280,000 barrels per day (bpd) Vadinar refinery in western Gujarat state from 18 Sept. for 35 days for a revamp and upgrade, two sources familiar with the plan said on Monday.
The planned shutdown is aimed at raising capacity to 360,000 bpd and increasing the complexity of the plant to process more ultra heavy and heavy crude and to produce Euro V-compliant fuel for exports.
The private-sector refiner also plans to carry out routine maintenance work during the shutdown besides hooking up new units and revamping some of the existing ones like the fluid catalytic cracker and crude unit, one source said.
No immediate comment was available from the company.
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First Published: Mon, Jul 11 2011. 04 53 PM IST
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