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Essar wins Refinery of the Year award

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Essar Oil’s 20 million tpy Vadinar refinery received the ‘Refinery of the Year’ award by Petroleum Federation of India (PetroFed).

Mrs Hembala P Dixit, Joint General Manager-Maintenance at Essar Oil, received PetroFed’s Woman Executive of the Year award. The awards were given by the Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India, Mr. K.D. Tripathi.

Mr Lalit Kumar Gupta, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, and Mr C Manoharan, Director-Refinery, accepted the award at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi on 8 August 2016. This is the second instance that the refinery has received the award, after having won it for the first time in 2011.

Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery is a world-class complex that produces about 9% of India’s refining output.

Mr Manoharan said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award for the second time. We have vastly improved our crude blend and product slate at the refinery, and this is reflected in our financial performance. Our margins, too, have remained consistently above the industry benchmarks. I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Mrs Dixit for being honoured with the Woman Executive of the Year award.”

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