India's private refiner Reliance Industry said on Wednesday a secondary unit at its export-oriented refinery in the western state of Gujarat has been shut since June 6, which may delay the shipment of some product cargoes. However, Reliance did not give a reason for the "emergency shutdown" of the refinery's fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU)
"The Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Unit (FCCU) in our SEZ refinery at Jamnagar had to be taken for an emergency shutdown on June 6, 2021," the firm said in a filing to stock exchanges.
Reliance has two refineries that turn crude oil into value-added fuel such as petrol and diesel at Jamnagar – a 35.2 million tonne a year only-for-exports unit and a 33 million tonne plant catering to the domestic market. The 704,000 bpd export-focused plant is adjacent to the 330,000 bpd refinery that mostly sell products in the local market
"All other units at the Jamnagar refining complex are operating normally," Reliance said. "Consequently, some product shipments may get delayed and we are working to minimize the impact on our customers." The FCCU unit, it said, is being repaired on top priority and is expected to be restarted expeditiously.