NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s Hindustan Petroleum Corp.’s Mumbai refinery will begin full scale operation at a better capability of 190,000 barrels per day (bpd) by end-June or in July, its chairman M. Ok. Surana stated on Thursday.
HPCL had absolutely shut the 150,000 bpd Mumbai refinery in western Maharashtra from April 1 for upkeep and capability growth, Surana stated at a press convention to announce March quarter earnings.
“One crude unit of three.5 million tonnes (70,000 bpd) is beneath commissioning and we’re revamping the second unit so as to add capability,” he stated. The state-run refiner goals so as to add 40,000 bpd capability to the second crude unit.
He additionally stated the corporate is working its 166,000 bpd Vizag refinery in southern India at full capability.
HPCL is in technique of elevating the capability of the Vizag refinery to 300,000 bpd. Surana stated the growth can be accomplished on this fiscal yr to March 2022 whereas the residue upgradation facility on the Vizag plant can be more likely to be accomplished in 2022.
As well as, HPCL is constructing a 180,000 bpd refinery and petrochemical plant in desert state of Rajasthan.
(Reporting by Nidhi Verma and Sethuraman N. R.; enhancing by Barbara Lewis)
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