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    India BPCL says fire shuts cracker unit of refinery
    MUMBAI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – India’s Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd. has shut a catalytic cracking unit in its Mumbai refinery after a fire broke out on Monday, but production remained unaffected, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
     
    “We have shut the cracker, and it will take a few weeks to get it back on stream as we are yet to ascertain the cause of the fire,” the spokesman said.
     
    Bharat Petroleum, India‘s third-largest refiner, operates a 240,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Mumbai.
    The spokesman said the catalytic cracker unit had a daily processing capacity of 3,000 tonnes.
    He said production from the refinery would not be affected as two other units — a 5,400 tonnes-a-day hydro cracker unit and another 3,400 tonnes-a-day catalytic cracking unit — were fully operational. “There is no disruption in supplies as we have been running all the three units below capacity for quite some time now,” he said.

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