New Delhi: State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has received environment clearance for construction of storage tanks in the existing complex of its Mumbai refinery, entailing an investment of Rs 800 crore.
HPCL's Mumbai refinery has a total installed capacity of 7.5 million tonnes per annum. The company intends to decongest the refinery through relocation of storage tanks to newly acquired 57 acres of Calico plot at Chembur.
"Based on the recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee, the Environment Ministry has granted environment clearance and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance to the HPCL's project," a senior government official said.
The clearance has been given subject to general and specific conditions, the official added.
As per the proposal, HPCL will construct storage tanks and associated facilities for white oil products at the Calico plot.
The project includes construction of storage tanks for six different types of white oils apart from storage for Naphtha and Slop. Six different types of white oils are MS-I, MS-II, HSD-I, HSD-II, SKO and ATF.
The project also involves laying of new pipelines (to and fro) from Calico plot to HPCL Mumbai Refinery and connecting to existing pipelines for distribution of products with the cost of the project estimated to be Rs 800 crore.
HPCL is one of the major integrated oil refining and marketing companies in India. It accounts for about 20 percent of the market share and about 10 percent of the nation's refining capacity.