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Indian Oil in Successful Cracker Start-up

8:12 AM MDT | May 13, 2010 |

Natasha Alperowicz in Mumbai

Indian Oil has started up its 850,000 m.t./year Lummus process ethylene plant at Panipat, India, S. Mitra general manager/petrochemicals at Indian Oil tells CW. He was speaking on the sidelines of the APIC 2010 conference now taking place in Mumbai. The cracker received its feed on March 11th following a slippage of a few months and is currently running at 50% of capacity, Mitra says. He expects that by the end of May the downstream units will also be running. The Panipat complex, in addition to ethylene and propylene, is designed to produce 350,000 m.t./year of...

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