Progress of setting up of Barmer Refinery

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) hasinformed that there are no roadblocks in setting up the 9 MMTPA Refinery-cum-petrochemical complex at an approved cost of Rs. 43,129 crore at Pachpadra in Barmer district of Rajasthan.


                        In addition to Motor Spirit and Diesel, the Refinery envisages production of major products like Ethylene and Propylene derivatives. These derivatives are used as feedstock in various ancillary industries viz. packaging, textile, petrochemical industry etc.


                        The Refinery project is likely to provide direct employment to about 1,500 skilled manpower and during construction stage, refinery is expected to generate indirect employment forabout 30,000 persons.


            This information was given by the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural  Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.