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RIL plans to expand Jamnagar refinery capacity to 41 MTPA - MoEFCC

Gasoil News - Published on Mon, 17 Dec 2018

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ET reported that Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) is looking at expanding the production capacity of it’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ) refinery at Gujarat’s Jamnagar to 41 million tonne per annum from the present 35.2 MTPA, an application submitted by the company to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) stated. The Expert Appraisal Committee would take up the environmental clearance application filed by RIL on December 19, MoEFCC’s PARIVESH portal showed.

RIL’s current refinery complex in Jamnagar has a cumulative capacity to process 68.2 MTPA of crude oil. After expansion, RIL’s total crude oil processing capability would increase to 74 MTPA, overtaking Indian Oil Corporation’s cumulative capability of 69.2 MTPA. RIL had increased the SEZ refinery’s capacity to 35.2 MTPA in financial year 2017-2018 from 27 MTPA in financial year 2016-2017.

According to oil ministry’s committee on refinery expansion report, India is projected to increase its total oil refining capacity by 76 per cent to 438.65 MTPA by 2030 from the current 249.4 MTPA.

According to the report, IOC is expected to increase its refining capacity to 116.5 MTPA by 2030, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is expected to increase its capacity to 62.9 MTPA, Nayara Energy (erstwhile Essar Oil) to 45 MTPA, and RIL’s cumulative refining capacity to 98.2 MTPA.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Mon, 17 Dec 2018
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