Nagarjuna Oil Corporation has announced that the new refinery will be commissioned in early 2013. The plant will be located in Cuddalore. The project was meant to be completed by the end of this year but a cyclone in the area brought delays of 6 – 9 months.
On 28th April, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the Guru Gobind Singh refinery in Bathinda, Punjab. The refinery cost Rs 21 500 crore and has a processing capacity of 180 000 bpd.
Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister has announced that the design of the proposed Kerbala refinery will have to be altered. The 140 000 bpd plant needs to be altered to reduce the fuel oil output as the plant will now be using natural gas as a fuel.
The Niger State government are proposing plans to construct a refinery in the Port Baro area. This proposition is part of Nigeria’s plan to become one of the world’s top 3 economies by 2020.
Plans for the construction of a US$ 6 billion refinery in Duqm is now in the final evaluation stages. This is according to the joint venture Omani and UAE partners. The Oman Oil Company has a 50% stake in the project. Processing capacity at the facility is predicted to be 230 00 bpd and the plant is expected to be online by the end of 2017.
The Pakistani Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources is looking for land for the construction of a new refinery in the country. Pakistan State Oil will build the much needed refinery to try and help meet the country’s increasing demand for refined oil goods. The planned refinery will have a processing capacity of 36 000 bpd.
Edited from various sources by Claira Lloyd
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