Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd’s profit nearly halved in the second quarter, well below analysts’ expectations, after a unit at its Mumbai refinery was closed by a fire.
Profit in Bharat Petroleum’s fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30 was 12.18 billion Indian rupees ($166 million), down from 23.57 billion rupees a year earlier, the Indian refiner said in a statement on Monday.
Eighteen analysts on average had expected a profit of 18.42 billion rupees, according to Refinitiv data.
Average gross refining margin, the difference between the cost of crude oil processed and the prices of refined products, fell to $5.57 per barrel from $7.97 per barrel a year earlier. Read More