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Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of Nagapattinam refinery

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IndianOil Corp. has announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Ramanathapuram - Thoothukudi natural gas pipeline and gasoline desulfurisation unit at Chennai Petroleum Corp. Ltd (CPCL) to India on 17 February 2021 via videoconferencing.

The Prime Minister shall also lay the foundation stone of the Cauvery basin refinery at Nagapattinam.

The Ramanathapuram - Thoothukudi section (143 km) of the Ennore-Thiruvallur-Bengaluru-Puducherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin Natural Gas pipeline (ETBPNMTPL) has been laid. The pipeline shall utilise the gas from ONGC Gas fields and deliver indigenous natural gas as feedstock to M/s. Southern Petrochemical Industries Corp. Ltd. (SPIC) at Tuticorin and other industrial/commercial customers and CGD GAs.

The gasoline desulfurisation unit at CPCL, Manali refinery shall produce low sulfur (less than 8 ppm) environment-friendly gasoline, which will reduce emission and contribute towards a cleaner environment.

The grassroots refinery with 9 million tpy capacity is to be set up at Nagapattinam by a joint venture (JV) between IndianOil and CPCL. The new refinery will produce MS and diesel meeting BS-VI specifications and polypropylene as a value-added product and anticipates approximately 80% indigenous sourcing of materials and services.

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