Assam: In the fiscal year 2022-23, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) recorded the highest-ever crude throughput of 3.093 million metric tonnes (MMT) against its nominal capacity of 3.0 MMT. Furthermore, the firm has recorded the highest distillate yield since its start, at 87.6%. NRL has accomplished this accomplishment while maintaining Capital Spend at 6,615 Crore, the highest ever recorded, exceeding its previous record of 3,605 Crore in FY 2021-22.
The Numaligarh Refinery has concluded FY 2022-23 on a positive note with exemplary physical performance which is expected to translate into financial gains and enhanced bottom lines. Major Refinery products such as MS, HSD and Wax have shown highest ever production figures at 662.4 MT, 2,134.8 MT and 47.7 MT. LPG bottling has also been the highest ever at 65.9 TMT.
Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has achieved a major milestone by recording the highest-ever crude throughput of 3.093 million metric tonnes (MMT) against its nameplate capacity of 3.0 MMT in the FY 2022-23
— PIB India (@PIB_India) April 3, 2023
Another high point of the fiscal year was the successful commissioning and inauguration of the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline by the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh on March 18, 2023. The 132-kilometer pipeline will transport HSD from NRL’s Siliguri Marketing Terminal in West Bengal to Parbatipur in Bangladesh.
The refinery is undergoing a massive capacity expansion push to boost its capacity from 3 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA, which includes the establishment of a crude oil import terminal at Paradip Port, Odisha, as well as the construction of a 1,640 kilometre crude oil pipeline from Paradip to Numaligarh.
NRL is also constructing the first of its type Bio Refinery in Numaligarh, using bamboo biomass as feedstock, through a joint venture with Finnish partners. The Bio Refinery, which is planned to be operational by the end of 2023, will produce 49,000 tonnes of ethanol and other chemicals, contributing to the nation’s goal of achieving 20% ethanol blending in petrol by 2025.
Hon’ble Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri in his recent tweets as below acknowledged and announced the exemplary performance of this North East India based PSU:
India’s energy sector entities working in top gear to achieve PM Sh @narendramodi Ji’s vision for an energy self-reliant India & putting NE states on path to fast-paced development. Initiatives to boost production, refinery throughput & efficiency are showing results! @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/rACcu9xrpi
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) April 1, 2023