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CPCL Resumes Full Operations at Manali Plant

Published: 25th December 2015 05:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2015 05:16 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Chennai Petroleum Corp Ltd (CPCL) on Thursday said it has resumed full operations at its 11.5 million tonnes refineries, near Chennai that had been shut down three weeks back due to heavy rains and water logging.

CPCL, a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corp (IOC), had shut its refineries in Manali and Nagapattinam, near Chennai, on December 2 and 6, respectively due to heavy rains and water logging.

“The operations in the Crude Distillation Unit - II (CDU-II) and Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) of the Manali Refinery of CPCL resumed on December 22, 2015 and December 23, 2015, respectively,” the company said in a regulatory filing with the stock exchanges.

While operations at Cauvery Basin Refinery at Nagapattinam resumed on December 14, the same at Manali refinery were restored on December 16.

However, half of the Manali refinery hadn't started on that date because the FCCU and CDU-II were not functional.

CDU is the primary unit that processes crude oil while FCCU produces high-end fuels.

The Manali refinery has a capacity of 10.5 million tonnes per annum, while Nagapattniam plant has one million tonnes a year capacity.

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