Hudhud Havoc: HPCL temporarily shuts Vizag refinery

Hudhud Havoc: HPCL temporarily shuts Vizag refinery - Sakshi Post

Public Sector Undertaking Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) temporarily shut its Vishakhapatnam refinery as cyclone Hudhud made landfall on the eastern coast.

The company shut the 8.3 million tonne-a year refinery as a precautionary measure. It will be restarted when situation is normal, HPCL Director (Refineries) B K Namdeo said.
Fortunately, there is no damage to life and property at our refinery. Barring uprooting of a few trees, everything is fine there.
"My guess is that it may take 3-4 days to resume work," Namdeo said, adding operations will start once people are able to travel and communication links are restored.
The cyclone, classified as a very severe storm, has weakened since landfall and is moving north-westwards.

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