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BPCL’s Bina Refinery currently has a capacity of six million tonnes. Photo: Bloomberg
BPCL’s Bina Refinery currently has a capacity of six million tonnes. Photo: Bloomberg

BPCL plans to raise the Bina refinery capacity to 15 mt

Group of officials from both the state govt and petroleum ministry to again meet over this issue

New Delhi: State-owned Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd (BPCL) plans to more than double capacity of its Bina refinery in Madhya Pradesh to 15 million tonnes, state’s chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said on Saturday. Chauhan was talking to a select group of reporters after meeting the steel minister Narendra Singh Tomar, fertilizer minister Ananth Kumar and petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan in connection with a planned investor meet.

“We met today and discussed about ushering the industrial growth in the state (Madhya Pradesh), and it was discussed to increase the Bina refinery to 15 million tonnes from six million tonnes at present." The meeting took place in the backdrop of the Global Investors Summit to be held from 8-10 October in Indore with the theme “Invest Madhya Pradesh".

Terming the discussions as fruitful, Pradhan said, “A joint group of officials from both the state government and petroleum ministry will again meet over this issue. We have also discussed about the supply of LPG gas directly to homes through pipleline in cities, including Bhopal, Gwalior and Ujjain."

The Bina refinery is located in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, owned and operated by Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd (BORL). BORL is promoted by BPCL. PTI

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