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Gail India Plans Naphtha Cracker in Andhra Pradesh

7:01 AM MDT | June 30, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Gail India (New Delhi) has made a proposal to build a naphtha cracker at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Regions (PCPIR), CW learns. The project is currently in the feasibility study phase, sources at Gail tell CW. It replaces a previously announced project planned by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL; Mumbai). Gail would source its naphtha requirements from a nearby refinery operated by Hindustan Petroleum and from imports into the port city. The plant would produce both ethylene and...

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