Indian refinery due completion in November

Completion of a 300,000-b/d, full-conversion refinery by Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. at Paradip, India, is expected in November, according to a government official (OGJ Online, Nov. 16, 2011).

Panabaaka Lakshmi, minister of state for petroleum and natural gas, updated project timing in a reply to an inquiry from the lower house of the Indian parliament.

In addition to crude and vacuum distillation units, the refinery will have a hydrocracker and delayed coker.

Paradip is in the state of Orissa on India’s northeastern coast.

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