Jamnagar Refinery

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Jamnagar Refinery
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Jamnagar Refinery is located in India
Jamnagar Refinery
Location of Jamnagar Refinery
Country India
State Gujarat
City Jamnagar
Coordinates 22°20′53″N 69°52′8″E / 22.34806°N 69.86889°E / 22.34806; 69.86889Coordinates: 22°20′53″N 69°52′8″E / 22.34806°N 69.86889°E / 22.34806; 69.86889
Refinery details
Owner(s) Reliance Industries
Commissioned 14 July 1999 (14 July 1999)
Capacity 1,240,000 bbl/d (197,000 m3/d)

The Jamnagar Refinery is a private sector crude oil refinery owned by Reliance Industries in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. The refinery was commissioned on 14 July 1999 with an installed capacity of 668,000 barrels per day (106,200 m3/d). It is currently the largest refinery in the world.[1]

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On 25 December 2008, Reliance Petroleum Limited(RPL) announced the commissioning of its refinery into a Special Economic Zone in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. The completion of the RPL refinery has enabled Jamnagar to emerge as a ‘Refinery Hub’, housing the world's largest refining complex with an aggregate refining capacity of 1.24 million barrels (197,000 m3) of oil per day, more than any other single location in the world.[2]

The globally competitive RPL refinery was commissioned in 36  months. RPL contracted several companies having expertise in engineering construction and refining like Bechtel, UOP LLC and Foster Wheeler amongst others. There are plans for the pipeline to process High Pour Point crude oil extracted at Barmer, Rajasthan in the near future.[citation needed] This would require an electrically heat traced pipeline to be set up from Barmer to Jamnagar.

The entire complex as of 2013; consisting of manufacturing and allied facilities, utilities, off-sites, port facilities and a township (415 acres of land) with housing for its 2,500 employees, results in over 7,500 acres (3,000 ha; 11.7 sq mi) = 30,000,000 m2. This area, if overlaid on Mumbai or London, would cover more than one-third of either city's landmass. If all of the pipes used in the refinery were laid out, one after another, they would connect the whole of India from north to south.[3][4]

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