Reliance Petroleum Limited
() was set up by Reliance Industries Limited
(RIL), one of India's largest private sector companies based in Mumbai
. Currently, RPL is subsidiary of RIL, and has interests in the downstream oil
business. RPL also benefits from a strategic alliance with Chevron India Holdings Pte Limited, Singapore
, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation
USA (Chevron), which currently holds a 5% equity stake in the Company.
Refining activities of Reliance Industries Limited are carried out at the Jamnagar
refinery complex with refining capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (540,000 barrels
The refinery is able to process a wide variety of crudes
- from very light to very heavy (from 18 to 45 degree API
) and from sweet to very sour (with sulphur content from 0 to 4.5%).
RPL commenced its crude processing on 25 December 2008. The secondary processing units are now under synchronization and commissioning. The entire refinery complex is expected to attain full capacity shortly.
With an annual crude processing capacity of per stream day (BPSD), RPL will be the sixth largest refinery in the world. It will have a complexity of 14.0, using the Nelson Complexity Index
, ranking it amongst the highest in the sector. The polypropylene
plant will have a capacity to produce 0.9 million metric tonnes per annum.
The refinery project is being implemented at a capital cost of Rs
270,000 million being funded through a... Read More