BPCL Offers Light Diesel Oil
Restart of Unit Delayed Till Dec
Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) has offered light diesel oil (LDO) after an extended shutdown of a secondary unit at its Mumbai refinery that could have lasted until December. BPCL is looking to sell up to 33,000 tonnes of LDO for Oct. In August, the stateowned refiner had shut a 6,000-tonnes-per day hydrocracker at its 120,000-barrel-per day (bpd) Mumbai refinery, following a fire that had left 40 people injured.
A hydrocracker is a unit needed to make middle distillates, namely diesel and jet fuel, while LDO, which is used as feed-stock for the cracker, is a blend of gasoil and residual fuel often used as marine fuel or in industrial equipment. The hydrocracker was previously expected to restart last month but this could now be delayed to early December.