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MoU signed for Assam's Numaligarh Refinery expansion

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A memorandum of understanding was today signed for the capacity expansion of the Numaligarh Refinery in

The MoU was signed among Paradip Port Trust, Indian Corporation Limited and Numaligarh Refinery Limited in the presence of Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of State Dharmendra Pradhan, minister H B Sarma and commerce and industry minister C M Patowary.


Under the expansion project, a 28-inch diamter and 1400-kilometre-long pipeline of 1 MMTPA capacity will be laid for transporting 6 mmtpa of imported from Paradip Port in to Numaligarh in

The MoU provides for utilisation of IOCL's spare capacity of existing SPMs (single point mooring) at Paradip for installation of crude storage tanks, pump house and a township.

"This will lead to an estimated investment of Rs 1,000 crore in to generate direct and indistrict employment for many people," Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, and Shipping, said.

Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Centre was planning to expand the capacity of the port at Paradip and set up a terminal to be used to meet requirement of east Asia.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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