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Kuwait's Al Arfaj Group plans to build a 600,000 barrels per day oil refinery and a 10 million tonnes a year liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Indian coastal state of Andhra Pradesh, the state's Chief Minister said on Tuesday.
Al Arfaj Holding Co has signed a memorandum of understanding with Andhra's Economic Development Board for the project, which also includes a petrochemical complex, N Chandrababu Naidu said.
India, which imports about 80 percent of its oil needs, aims to raise its refining capacity by 50 per cent in the next seven years to about 7 million barrels per day.