Vizag refinery's planned capacity at 14 mln ton: Total

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New Delhi, Jul 9 (UNI) French oil major Total today said the capacity of the proposed refinery at Vizag, which is to be jointly set up by Total, Mittal Investments, HPCL, GAIL India and Oil India Ltd, will have 14 million tonnes per year.

LN Mittal group last October signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HPCL, Total, Gail and Oil India for jointly undertaking feasibility study of refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Visakhapatnam.

The six billion dollar refinery project earlier had capacity of 15 million tonnes per year.

''The proposed refinery will have a annual capacity of 14 million tonnes a year (2,80,000 barrels per day),'' Total Senior Vice President (Asia-Pacific) Thierry Pflimlin told reporters here on the sidelines of a conference.

The first phase of the feasibility study has been completed, Mr Christian Chammas, Country Chairman, Refining and Marketing -- India, said, adding that the going for the second phase is yet to be decided.

Meanwhile, Chammas said the capacity of the LNG terminal at Hazira, in which Royal Dutch Shell and Total hold stakes, has been increased to 3.6 million tonnes per annum.

Earlier, the terminal had a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes.

Total, one of the world's major oil and gas groups, has presence in more than 130 countries.


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