June 2013


HP Boxscore Construction Analysis: India’s refining capacity expands to satisfy surging demand

Both public and private refiners are planning or have already commenced major expansion and upgrade projects, with several working to develop new grassroots facilities.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing will host its fourth annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) in New Delhi, India, from July 9–11. This nation is one of several developing nations driving new demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemical-based products. New construction and expansion/modernization projects will aide in India’s drive to become energy independent by 2030. Rising-star nation India is the fourth-largest consumer of oil and petroleum products after the US, China and Russia. It is the third-largest refiner in Asia after China and Japan. India has 25 refineries in operation with a crude oil processing capacity of 215 million tons per year (

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