HPCL shuts Mumbai refinery; imports gasoline
Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd shut a unit at its 130,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in Mumbai last week due to a technical glitch, and has since been importing gasoline, its refineries head told Reuters on Friday.
BK Namdeo said the refinery`s reformer unit was shut on September 1 due to a technical emergency and would resume operations by September 13 or September 14.
State-controlled HPCL plans to boost the capacity of this refinery to 190,000 bpd by July 2019, while its second refinery in south India`s Vizag will ramp up to 300,000 bpd from 166,000 bpd by July 2020.
(Reporting by Krishna N. Das and Jessica Jaganathan; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)