The Jamnagar Refinery is a private sector crude oil refinery owned by Reliance Industries in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. The refinery was commissioned on 14 July 1999 with an installed capacity of . It is the largest refinery in the world.
Reliance Petroleum Limited (RPL) on 25 December 2008 announced the commissioning of its refinery in a Special Economic Zone at Jamnagar, Gujarat in India. With the completion of the RPL refinery, Jamnagar has emerged as the ‘Refining Hub of theWorld’ with the largest refining complex with an aggregate refining capacity of 1.24 million barrels of oil per day in any single location in the world.
The globally competitive RPL refinery was completed in 36 months from concept to commissioning, which was a new benchmark for building a grass-root refinery of this scale and complexity. RPL achieved the milestone by leveraging the project management skills of the Reliance group together with world-class implementation partners likeBechtel, UOP LLC and Foster Wheeler amongst others.
There are plans in the pipeline to process High Pour Point crude oil extracted at Barmer, Rajasthan in the near future. This would require an electrically heat traced pipeline to be set up from Barmer to Jamnagar. These developments indicate that there might be further expansions to the crude processing units at the refinery.