Hindustan Petroleum Corp.’s Mumbai refinery will begin full scale operation at the next capability of 190,000 barrels per day (bpd) by end-June or in July, its chairman M. Okay. Surana stated on Thursday. HPCL had totally shut the 150,000 bpd Mumbai refinery in western Maharashtra from April 1 for upkeep and capability enlargement, Surana stated at a press convention to announce March quarter earnings.
“One crude unit of 3.5 million tonnes (70,000 bpd) is under commissioning and we are revamping the second unit to add capacity,” 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 means of elevating the capability of the Vizag refinery to 300,000 bpd. Surana stated the enlargement shall be accomplished on this fiscal 12 months to March 2022 whereas the residue upgradation facility on the Vizag plant can also be prone to be accomplished in 2022. In addition, HPCL is constructing a 180,000 bpd refinery and petrochemical plant in Rajasthan.