Mukesh Ambani is going green but it's oil that fuels Reliance's bottomline

Businessman touts the shift to less polluting options, but crude's byproducts will remain one of the biggest drivers of his $80 billion fortune.

Reliance’s refinery complex spans the horizon in Jamnagar: (Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
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Reliance’s refinery complex spans the horizon in Jamnagar: (Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Rajesh Kumar Singh and Debjit Chakraborty | Bloomberg Businessweek
Along the Arabian Sea, the Indian city of Jamnagar is a money-making machine for Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, processing crude oil into fuel, plastics and chemicals. It’s also where the billionaire is making his newest bet: a $10 billion investment in green energy.

In a swath of arid land, to the city’s southwest, Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd., owns the world’s biggest oil refining complex. It’s a sprawling network of plants and pipelines that can process 1.4 million barrels of petroleum a day in an operation covering half the area of Manhattan. In fiscal 2021, Reliance generated about 45 million

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First Published: Aug 26 2021 | 6:39 AM IST

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