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Capacity of IndianOil’s Panipat refinery to be raised to 20.2 mmtpa

 Krishan Lal Panwar, (MLA), M P Dhanda (MLA), Sandeep Poundrik, Joint Secretary (Refineries), ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, B Ashok, Chairman, Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), Debasis Sen, Director (Planning & Business Development), IndianOil, T K Basak, ED(I/c) - Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex were also present on the occasion. While appreciating <g data-gr-id="38">performance</g> of the refinery, particularly its capacity utilisation and energy management, Pradhan emphasised the need for effective integration of refinery operations with Petrochemicals and their positive contribution to develop downstream industries in the region.

Panipat Refinery commissioned in 1998 with <g data-gr-id="31">refining</g> capacity of 6.0 <g data-gr-id="24">mmtpa</g> had its first expansion of 6.0 <g data-gr-id="25">mmtpa</g> in 2006. The capacity of 3.0 Mmtpa was added in 2010. The proposed expansion of refining capacity from 15.0 <g data-gr-id="26">mmtpa</g> to 20.2 <g data-gr-id="27">mmtpa</g> is being planned at a cost of Rs 15,000 crore.

Pradhan visited Refinery units and Petrochemical plants. On the occasion, a brief technical presentation was made covering the overview of Refinery Operations, Gross Refinery Margin, Sustainable Development, Synergy between Refinery and Petrochemical, Polymer Products Packaging and Sales, Complex, Corporate Social Responsibility and the future plans.

Minister also paid a visit to Indian Synthetic Rubber Ltd, a joint venture of IndianOil, TSRC - Taiwan and Marubeni. Shri Sanjay Bhatnagar CEO of ISRL explained various challenges and opportunity of the Synthetic Rubber industry.

Panipat Refinery was built using global technologies from IFP France; Haldor-Topsoe, Denmark; UNOCAL/UOP, USA; and Stone &Webster, USA. It processes a wide range of both indigenous and imported grades of crude oil. It receives crude from Vadinar through the 1370 km long Salaya-Mathura Pipeline which also supplies crude to <g data-gr-id="36">Koyali</g> and Mathura Refineries of IndianOil.
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