Reliance Industries controls Jamnagar refinery fire at west India complex

By RAKESH SHARMA

NEW DELHI -- Reliance Industries said it has controlled a fire that broke out earlier Thursday in a crude distillation unit at its 660,000-bpd refinery.

"It was a small fire. The crude distillation unit was under maintenance shutdown. So there won't be any impact on production," a company spokesman said by telephone.

The crude unit will likely be restarted in two days, the spokesman said. He didn't give details on the capacity of the crude unit.

Reliance, India's largest private refiner by capacity, has two refineries in the same complex in Jamnagar in the western state of Gujarat.

This refinery is the older one and supplies products to the local market, while a new 580,000-bpd refinery is focused on exports.


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