ONGC unit planning to hike refinery capacity

Shirish Nadkarni
OGJ correspondent

MUMBAI, Dec. 8 -- Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of Indian government-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), unveiled plans to hike capacity of MRPL's refinery in Mangalore, India, to 225,000 b/cd from 180,000 b/cd by 2007.

The expansion, estimated to cost $455 million, will raise maximum output of products to 15 million tonnes/year from 12 million tonnes/year.

In addition, ONGC has applied on behalf of MRPL for permission to market liquefied petroleum gas and kerosene.

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