Chennai Petroleum Corp has start two crude units or about 57 per cent of its 210,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude process efficiency at Manali refinery in the state of Tamil Nadu, a company spokesman said on Thursday.
Chennai Petroleum had previous week shut its Manali refinery due to heavy floods in the southern state.
We are starting units in phases and we hope all units will be Direction by end of the week, the spokesman told Reuters.
He said the crude units that were started last evening have a assorted capacity of about 120,000 bpd.
The company had also shut its 20,000 bpd Nagapattinam refinery on Sunday night, it said in a stock commutation filing.
The spokesman said no conclusion has yet been taken on the continuation of operations at Nagapattinam plant as weather situation is bad and before start-up we have to move out refined fuels stock from the refinery.
Chennai Petroleum is a unit of the country’s bigger refiner, Indian Oil Corp. Its shares were up 0.70 percent in late trade on Thursday.