Indian Oil Corporation has postponed a maintenance stop at 160,000 barrels per day (PPT) at the Haldia refinery for at least 15 days until mid-November to meet higher local fuel demand during the festive season.
They said the country’s leading refinery plans to close about 80,000 ppd of crude units and some secondary units at its East India plant from November 1.
The refinery plans to shut down a crude unit and a vacuum filtration unit for 40 days, a liquefied catalyst firecracker for 50 days and a diesel hydro desulfurizer for 25 days.
The Haldia refinery has two crude and vacuum filtration units.
The source said the strike has been postponed to meet higher demand for petrol and petrol during the festive season.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
India’s busiest festive season begins this month, with many celebrations until November, the Diwali of the Hindu lights, celebrated in millions.
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