Maharashtra to have another refinery soon: Pradhan

Maharashtra to have another refinery soon:  Pradhan

It’s time for Maharashtra to get another refinery soon. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that the state will get another refinery besides the existing two refineries of BPCL and HPCL in Mumbai.

“The groundbreaking ceremony for the new refinery in Maharashtra along the Western coast will happen by 2017,” Pradhan said while dedicating the new crude distillation unit (CDU) at BPCL refinery at Mahul in Mumbai, which has been set up with an investment of over Rs 1,400 crore.

This new refinery, as and when it comes up, will serve not only the domestic segment. We will eye the international markets and look at supplying petro products to Airbus and Boeing from this new refinery, Pradhan added.

According to Pradhan, Indian refineries are working towards providing BS VI fuel by 2020.

“Currently we are supplying BS IV fuel to most parts of India. Supply of BS IV will be made available throughout the country by 2017,” Pradhan said, adding “I have told all the refiners to be ready to supply BS VI compliant fuel by 2020 and I am sure that they wll be 100 per cent ready for it.”

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