Wednesday, September 24, 2008

RPL Jamnagar Refinery - Commissioning in Nov - December

Reliance Petroleum Ltd is keeping promices,  RPL's jamnagar based 580,000 BPD refinery will be operational by the November.

Refinery is under Commissioning Stage. The $6bn USD plant expansion id by RPL, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL).

An existing 660,000 bpd refinery at Jamnagar is adjecent to this new refinery, this two refinery makes the site, world's biggest refining complex.

Further plans of RPL includes setting up the a 900,000-tons per year polypropylene plant at Jamnagar.

Post commissioning, Reliance's Jamnagar units, including the existing refinery, will be the world's largest single-location refining facility. with a  total processing capacity of 1.24mn bpd. The current production of the existing unit is 0.66mn bpd.

Added advantage fir this refinery will be capacity to refine heavy / sour crude (heavy in Sulphur). RPL Refinery will be one of the most complex refineries in the world with a Nelson Complexity Index of 14.

Chevron Corp. holds a 5% stake in RPL, and has the option to increase it further to 29%.

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