The cylinder comes home
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)’s Panipat (Haryana) refinery is considered one of India’s most modern plants. The refinery boasts of a capacity of 15 MMTPA, that’s million metric tonnes per annum. The fully-automated plant, sprawled across 1,070 acres, operates day and night throughout the year, stopping rarely for maintenance, and caters to India’s high-consumption areas of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and New Delhi. IOC controls 10 of India’s 22 refineries.
According to IOCL, the Panipat refinery gets its crude through the 1,370-km-long Salaya (Gujarat)-Mathura pipeline. Besides Panipat, the pipeline also supplies crude to the Koyali refinery in Gujarat and the Mathura refinery in Uttar Pradesh.
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