HMEL to shut Bathinda refinery for 40 days from end-January: Report

By Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL), part owned by steel tycoon L N Mittal, will shut its 226,000 barrels per day (bpd) Bathinda refinery in northern Punjab state for about 40 days from end-January for maintenance, two sources said. During the shutdown HMEL will also carry out work to be able to hook petrochemical units, including a 1.

2 million tonnes a year ethylene cracker, sources with knowledge of the plan said. The 40-day shutdown is expected to start around Jan. 25-26, said one.....

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