Indian Oil dedicates Panipat naphtha cracker

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 16
-- Indian government officials on Feb. 15 dedicated a large naphtha cracker at state-owned Indian Oil Corp.’s 300,000-b/d Panipat refinery and petrochemical complex in Haryana north of New Delhi.

The cracker, which went on stream last year, receives feedstock from Panipat and IOC’s 300,000-b/d refinery in Koyali, Gujarat, and 175,000-b/d refinery in Mathura, near Panipat.

The unit has design production capacity of 800,000 tonnes/year (tpy) of ethylene. It also will produce 600,000 tpy of propylene. Downstream units and their capacities include polypropylene 600,000 tpy, high-density polyethylene 300,000 tpy, linear low-density polyethylene 350,000 tpy (swing unit with HDPE), and monoethylene glycol 325,000 tpy.

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