HPCL-Mittal shuts unit at Bhatinda refinery after fire

HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd, a joint venture of steel tycoon L N Mittal and Hindustan Petroleum, shut a small unit at its Bhatinda refinery after a minor fire.

No one was injured in the fire that was brought under control, HMEL CEO & Managing Director Prabh Das said.

The fire was reported on Friday morning at one of the pipelines from the vacuum gas oil (VGO) unit, which removes sulphur from crude oil.

"It was quickly put-out," he said, adding the VGO unit had to be shut down because of the fire but the rest of the 9 million tonnes a year refinery is operating normally.


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Story first published: Friday, June 20, 2014, 13:55 [IST]
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