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Reliance starts world’s biggest refinery complex

Reliance starts world’s biggest refinery complex
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First Published: Thu, Dec 25 2008. 05 48 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Dec 25 2008. 05 48 PM IST
Mumbai: India’s Reliance Industries Ltd on Thursday commissioned its 580,000-barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery in western India, doubling its capacity and creating the world’s biggest refinery complex just as global oil demand retreats.
The US $6-billion project makes the oil complex in Jamnagar in western Gujarat the world’s single largest supplier of fuels to the global market, pumping out 1.24 million bpd.
The entire complex is expected to reach full capacity ‘shortly.´Reliance Petroleum, Reliance Industries’ unit that runs the refinery, said in a statement.
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First Published: Thu, Dec 25 2008. 05 48 PM IST