MUMBAI, May 10 (Reuters) - India's Essar Oil hopes to refinance about $1.8 billion worth of debt in 3-6 months, LK Gupta, chief executive officer and managing director, told reporters on Friday.
'The focus is on dollarisation of debt. We expect to complete this in the next 3-6 months,' Gupta said.
Essar Oil has RBI approval for refinancing upto $2.27 billion of rupee debt to dollars, and so far it has refinanced $481 million.
The privately-run refiner posted a net profit of 2 billion rupees in the quarter ended March. 31, from a loss of 5.15 billion rupees in the same period a year ago.
(Reporting by Prashant Mehra; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi) Keywords: ESSAROIL DEBT/REFINANCE
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