NEW DELHI Feb 16 India's Mangalore Refinery and
Petrochemicals Ltd plans to shut a 60,000 barrels per
day (bpd) crude unit and a fluidised catalytic cracker for about
25 days in April-May, a person with knowledge of the situation
"It is a routine maintenance plan," said the source, who did
not wish to be identified. He said the dates for the shutdown
are yet to be finalised.
MRPL's fluidised catalytic cracker has a design capacity of
2.2 million tonnes a year.
MRPL, which operates a 300,000 bpd refinery in southern
India, on Wednesday resumed operations at its about 100,000 bpd
crude unit, the person added.
"The crude unit was shut for about two-three days due to a
technical glitch," he said.
MRPL was not available for immediate comment.
(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Richard Pullin)