Benzene is a basic Aromatic chemical produced by Petroleum Refineries, Petrochemical
& Steel Plants and used for production of various downstream petrochemicals
like detergents, insecticides, resins and nylon tyres. Benzene is a by-product from
PX/PTA plant at Panipat Refinery.
Steel plants produce Benzene in the aromatic recovery units from the coke oven gas.
Besides, Petrochemical units also produce Benzene.
Production of Benzene by various refineries and other units are as under :-
Benzene is the primary petrochemical which is used extensively for production of various downstream petrochemicals such as Caprolactum, Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB), Styrene, Maleic Anhydride, Insecticides, Pesticides, Phenol, etc.
Benzene is also used for production of thinners for Paint Industry and also as solvents.
Benzene is sold ex Panipat Refinery on ex MI basis through customers' tank trucks.