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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 :-

Unit Production capacity ('000 MTPA)
IndianOil Refineries :  
IndianOil Koyali 45.0
IndianOil Panipat 36.0
End Use
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.

Marketing arrangement
Benzene is sold ex Panipat Refinery on ex MI basis through customers' tank trucks.

Contact Us

For Consumer Sales

B. S. Canth
Executive Director (Consumer Sales),
IndianOil Bhavan,
G-9, Ali Yavar Jung Marg,
Bandra (East), Mumbai
Tel: 022-26514889


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