The capacity of Indian Oil Corp’s Gujarat Refinery will bolstered to 18 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) by 2020 from the existing 13.7 MTPA, plant’s Executive Director S K Dhargupta said today.
Dhargupta, on the occasion of Indian Oil Day, which was observed today, said after the expansion, it will supply 100 per cent BS-VI petrol and diesel. The programme is expected to be completed by 2020, he added.
“The Gujarat Refinery was dedicated to the nation in 1966 with 2 MTPA refining capacity. Refining capacity will be expanded to 18 million MTPA from the existing 13.7 MTPA,” he said.
He said, at present, the refinery has spent Rs 1,330 crore for revamping DHDT, DHDS, VGD-HDT units to supply BS-IV diesel from January this year as such it is ready to supply 100 per cent BS-IV petrol.
“We have geared up to meet Central government’s Auto Fuel Vision & Policy-2025 for supply of BS-IV & BS-VI fuels in the country in the stipulated time,” said Dhargupta.
Located at Koyali village on the city outskirts, Gujarat Refinery is the second largest refinery of the IOC.