HPCL to run bi­tu­men unit at HMEL re­fin­ery in Bathinda

Chemical Industry Digest - - News & Views -

Hin­dus­tan Pe­tro­leum Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd (HPCL) has signed a long-term agree­ment with HPCLMit­tal En­ergy Ltd (HMEL) to op­er­ate and main­tain its newly-com­mis­sioned bi­tu­men ter­mi­nal. HMEL — a joint ven­ture be­tween HPCL and Mit­tal En­ergy In­vest­ments Pte Ltd — runs a 9 mil­lion tonne per an­num (mtpa) ca­pac­ity re­fin­ery in Bathinda.

HMEL re­cently set up a Bi­tu­men

Blow­ing Unit (BBU) of ca­pac­ity 62.5 TPH or 550 TMTPA of dif­fer­ent grades of Bi­tu­men at its Guru Gobind Singh Re­fin­ery. For stor­ing, han­dling and dis­patch­ing the prod- uct, HMEL has set up a mar­ket­ing ter­mi­nal to be han­dled by HPCL.

HPCL separately has a longterm prod­uct off-take agree­ment with HMEL for its en­tire pro­duc- tion. Both agree­ments put to­gether would give HPCL 550 TMT of Bi­tu­men in the north­ern re­gion.

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