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IOC plans $1.94 bn investment to raise Bihar refinery capacity by 50%

Refined fuel consumption - a proxy for oil demand - in the December quarter rose 2.6 per cent from a year earlier

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Indian Oil Corp

Reuters  |  Bengaluru 

Indian Oil Corp, the country's top refiner, will invest $1.94 billion to expand the capacity of its Barauni refinery in eastern Bihar state by 50 per cent to 180,000 barrels per day by April 2023, the company said on Friday. The state-run company is raising its refining capacity to meet growing demand for petroleum products in the country. India has emerged as a bright spot for refined fuel demand. Refined fuel consumption - a proxy for oil demand - in the December quarter rose 2.6 per cent from a year earlier. India's oil demand growth is set to overtake China by ...

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First Published: Fri, January 31 2020. 12:38 IST
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