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Indian oil refiners to use dirty fuel 'pet coke' for power generation

The oil ministry has also asked state refiners to consider setting up petcoke gasifiers, a government source said

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI/MUMBAI 

Indian oil refiners are drawing up plans to use petroleum coke for power generation and to produce syngas after the government banned use of the heavily polluting fuel in and around New Delhi. The country's top refiner Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and other refiners have invested billions of dollars in recent years to install delayed coker units to produce high-valued added products such as gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas. The units produce petcoke as a byproduct, equivalent to 25-30 percent of a unit's capacity, which refiners sell to local industries. But after the ...

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 13:12 IST
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