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Old October 21st, 2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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BPCL Kochi Refinery and Petrochemical Park - Projects and Updates



Kochi is home of one of Country's biggest refinery facility, Bharat Petroleum owned by Kochi Refineries as well as Country's second LNG Terminal owned by Petronet.

Both the organizations has announced some big projects for the city, which includes Rs 20,000 crore worth Refineries Capacity up-gradation and enhancing capacity of LNG Facility.

This thread is to discuss news, informations and pics about these projects.
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Rs 20,000 crore worth investments in Kochi Refineries

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The union minister for petroleum and natural gas S Jaipal Reddy dedicated to the nation the Rs 4000 crore capacity expansion and modernization project phase II of Bharat Petroleum Kochi Refinery on Friday. The project envisages refining capacity expansion from 7.5 million tones to 9.5 million tones making BPCL KRL fully equipped to make euro III grade petrol and diesel . With this, the total refining capacity of the BPCL group now stands at 30.5 million tonnes

BPCL KRL is poised for further expansion to 15.5 million tonnes along with a foray into petrochemicals segment. This project envisages an investment of Rs 20,000 crore. Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, who was present at the meeting, said the company had requested for special concession of deferment of sales tax for 15 years for the proposed expansion. The chief secretary is already looking into the matter and is expected to submit a report soon, Oommen Chandy said.

Later talking to newspersons Jaipal Reddy said the regassified LNG terminal at Kochi is in an advanced stage of construction under the aegis of Petronet LNG. The Rs 4200 crore project is expected to be completed by 2012 and will provide 4500 mw of power.

On the request of the chief minister for allotment of domestic gas to Kerala, Jaipal Reddy said it will be discussed by an empowered group of ministers

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Old October 21st, 2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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Kochi Refineries Upgradation Phase 3 will make into country's largest Public sector Refinery

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Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd's (BPCL) Kochi Refinery is set to expand its capacity to 15.5 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa), at an estimated cost of Rs.12,500 crore. On commissioning it is expected to be the largest public sector refinery in the country.

Union Minister for Petroleum Jaipal Reddy would dedicate to the nation the BPCL-Kochi Refinery's expanded capacity of 9.5 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa) on Friday. (The work was taken up under the capacity expansion and modernisation phase II project. It is part of the major capacity enhancement project).

Rs.300 crore used

The major project, work on which had already started, would be completed in 2015-16. The company had spent Rs.300 crore on identifying the right process and getting the process licence for capacity expansion.

The new project required about 200 acres of land, which was being made available from the housing colony of the refinery. Land preparation work would begin soon.

Employment

The project would employ nearly 10,000 people in the construction phase and 1,000 person on commissioning.

The refinery would also set up a petrochemical complex, which would involve many derivatives-based industries. Joint ventures for the down-stream industries were expected to bring in investments to the tune of Rs.6,500 crore.

Kochi Refinery Executive Director E. Nandakumar told The Hindu on Tuesday that that initial work on capacity expansion was progressing well.

“Kochi refinery has undertaken an ambitious expansion plan to enhance refining capacity to 15.5 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa) and also to diversify into petrochemical manufacturing for value addition,” said information on the Union Petroleum Ministry's website.

Indian Oil Corporation's Panipat refinery was the largest public sector refinery in the country. However, the biggest refiners in the country were Reliance Industries and Reliance Petroleum, which had facilities in Jamnagar, Gujarat, with capacities of 33 million tons and 27 million tons a year respectively.

Plan

There are a total of 21 refineries — 17 in the public sector, of varying sizes in the country. Their combined capacity is nearly 200 million tons a year.

The Ministry's plans for public sector refineries included capacity addition of 27 million tons over the next five to six years.

In the short-term, India planned 110 million tons a year of additional capacity, involving an investment of $ 22 billion.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...cle2550434.ece
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The capacity of Bharat Petroleum Kochi Refinery would be expanded to 15. 5 million tonne per annum in five years at an investment of R20,000 crore, union minister of petroleum and natural gas S Jaipal Reddy said while inaugurating the second phase expansion of the refinery. The second phase Capacity Expansion & Modernisation Project - Phase II (CEMP-II) would help it refine an additional 2 mtpa.

The R4,000-crore investment enhances the refinery’s capacity from 7.5 mtpa to 9.5 mtpa. This is probably one of the largest capital investments in Kerala and equips the refinery to produce Euro III and Euro IV compliant fuels.

With this upgrade, the total refining capacity for the BPCL group now stands at 30.5 MTPA, company sources said.

The first phase was completed in 2005 .The refinery is at present fully equipped to make Euro-III grade petrol (motor spirit or gasoline) and partly conform to the Euro IV standard for diesel. The newly commissioned facilities will help in improving the fuel quality and reduce environmental pollution. A captive power Plant having a generation capacity of 36 Mega Watts is another feature of the project. In addition, auxiliaries, utilities and offsite facilities such as boilers, tankages and despatch facilities for catering to additional requirements have been set up.
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Public sector Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) plans to set apart Rs 20,000 crore for further enhancing the capacity of Kochi Refinery (KRL) at nearby Ambalamugal and for setting up a petrochemical complex, Union Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy said today.

"There is an ambitious proposal for BPCL to increase the capacity further. They also want to go in for a petrochemical complex. We will have to discuss with the state government. Talks in this regard are going on," Reddy said after dedicating to the nation the Rs 4,000 crore expanded capacity and modernised facilties of the BPCL-KRL refinery.

With the project's completion, the refining capacity has been enhanced to 9.5 million metric tonne (MMT) per annum from 7.5 MMT. There are plans to increase this further to 15.5 MMT.

The capacity expansion and modernisation project Phase II of the project at a total cost of Rs 4,000 crore is one of the largest capital investments in Kerala.

The Rs 4,200 crore Regasified Liquified Natural Gas (RLNG) terminal coming up at Puthu Vype was at an advanced stage of construction and would be commissioned by next year, the minister said.

This would be the biggest in the country and the first in South India and would be able to produce 4500 MW.


It will have a capacity of 18 MMSCMD (Million standard cubic feet per day) and would be a great boon for industries based on natural gas, said Reddy,who visited the project site.

The country's refining capacity has presently increased by more than three times to 193.38 MMT per annum from 62 MMT per annum in 1998. It is likely to increase to more than 230 MMT per annum by the end of 2012-13, Reddy said.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said BPCL has asked the state for 'special concessions' for deferment of sales tax for 15 years.

The government has entrusted the Chief Secretary to look into this and a decision would be taken soon after receiving the report, he said, adding, "there is no doubt that there will be a positive approach.Capacity expansion and new projects would throw up more job opportunities."

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Union Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy pressing Kerala's biggest investment till date- The Rs 4000 crore Refinery Phase 2 Project
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The Indian Oil Corporation officials clarified to Union Petroleum Minister, that they are still considering IOC LPG Terminals seriously. They said that the current file in under Ministry of Environmental Affairs for Environmental clearance and all issues for environmental clearance has been resolved recently.

The Union Petroleum Secretary and Chairman for Petronet, G.C Chaturvedi said that he believes the works of IOC LPG Terminal will soon able to start.

So if things go smoothly, another mega project in form of LPG terminal will be seen at Kochi soon.....
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Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas S Jaipal Reddy on Friday said the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Kochi will be commissioned in 2012. Reddy said the LNG terminal was in an advanced stage of construction under the aegis of Petronet LNG. Stating that the terminal was the biggest in the country and the first one in South India, Reddy said the terminal would have a capacity of 38 MMSCMD a day when completed.

Asked if his ministry proposed to do away with subsidy of diesel, he said: "I cannot remove subsidy element from diesel for any particular thing. We do not want to add to the sufferings of the farmers, road transport and railways. What I had said in Delhi was to impose duty on diesel-run passenger vehicles.’’

On the allegations that the petrol prices had never gone down in the country with respect to the global crude prices, Reddy said it was not true. On lowering the taxes for bringing down the price of petroleum products, he said the government had recently reduced the taxes. "But there is a limit to reducing the taxes,’’ he said.

Refuting the allegation that oil companies spending more on advertisements and other things as one of the reasons for the escalating petro prices, Reddy said it was only a misconception. Around 90 per cent of the cost production was for buying crude oil and only 10 percent was used. Reddy also promised Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was present at the press conference, of taking up the issue of allocation of domestic gas to the state.

"There is an empowered group of ministers who deal with the issue of allocation of domestic gas. I will present CM’s proposal before them,’’ he said.
Chandy said that the government would seriously look into the BPCL’s proposal for deferring of sales tax for 15 years for the proposed petrochemical complex and also for enhancing the capacity.

"The Chief Secretary has been asked to look into the proposal and we would take a positive approach,’’ he said.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/kochi-lng...21-60-122.html
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Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas S Jaipal Reddy on Friday said the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Kochi will be commissioned in 2012. Reddy said the LNG terminal was in an advanced stage of construction under the aegis of Petronet LNG. Stating that the terminal was the biggest in the country and the first one in South India, Reddy said the terminal would have a capacity of 38 MMSCMD a day when completed.

Asked if his ministry proposed to do away with subsidy of diesel, he said: "I cannot remove subsidy element from diesel for any particular thing. We do not want to add to the sufferings of the farmers, road transport and railways. What I had said in Delhi was to impose duty on diesel-run passenger vehicles.’’

On the allegations that the petrol prices had never gone down in the country with respect to the global crude prices, Reddy said it was not true. On lowering the taxes for bringing down the price of petroleum products, he said the government had recently reduced the taxes. "But there is a limit to reducing the taxes,’’ he said.

Refuting the allegation that oil companies spending more on advertisements and other things as one of the reasons for the escalating petro prices, Reddy said it was only a misconception. Around 90 per cent of the cost production was for buying crude oil and only 10 percent was used. Reddy also promised Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was present at the press conference, of taking up the issue of allocation of domestic gas to the state.

"There is an empowered group of ministers who deal with the issue of allocation of domestic gas. I will present CM’s proposal before them,’’ he said.
Chandy said that the government would seriously look into the BPCL’s proposal for deferring of sales tax for 15 years for the proposed petrochemical complex and also for enhancing the capacity.

"The Chief Secretary has been asked to look into the proposal and we would take a positive approach,’’ he said.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/kochi-lng...21-60-122.html
When it will be fully established...i dont think it will be in this decade
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When it will be fully established...i dont think it will be in this decade
Don't worry.... They will complete before world ends... Okay!!! Happy
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When it will be fully established...i dont think it will be in this decade
They have kept their word on the initial investments worth 4000 Cr. So Dont worry

Remaining 23K Cr investments also will come..
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Well, whats important is to urgently establish 3 powerplants in Kerala.... Else the gas stored in Kerala, will go to some other state and we will have stand in que to buy that!!!!

Whether we support costly thermal plant or not be another side of issue. The intention is host state gets priority in share of power than other states. I believe its urgent for us to our state's industralization
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Environment Ministry approve Expansion of LNG Terminal Kochi

The expansion now makes LNG Petronet to 5 MMTPA, from current 2.5 MMTPA.
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LNG Terminal at Kochi got clearance from Environment ministry to double its capacity from 25 Lakhs to 50 Lakhs tons.





http://www.mathrubhumi.com/story.php?id=225370

LNG Terminal at Kochi got clearance from Environment ministry to double its capacity from 25 Lakhs to 50 Lakhs tons.

• The project will be commissioned next year
• Additional investment of 500 Crores.

Salient Features of this project:

• The huge L.N.G tanks are manufactured by I.H.I Corporation, Japan
• Exxon mobil corporation (US based MNC) will bring gas from Gorgon gas plant, Australia
• The works are being carried out under the leadership of 75-odd engineers from Japan, Taiwan and Britain.
• Equipments will be procured from USA as well.
• Pipes will be laid to Udyogamandal, Ambalamugal, Bangalore, Mangalore and Kayamkulam.
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Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has given its final nod to Petronet LNG Ltd's proposal for expanding the capacity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Puthuvypu, off Kochi from 2.5 million tonnes to 5 million tonnes.

"This was the only clearance that was pending for the expansion proposal. We had obtained all other clearances earlier," AK Balyan, managing director and CEO, Petronet LNG told TOI here.

"The project is on track and we are planning to commission it towards the end of 2012," he added.

The project is estimated to cost around Rs 4000 crore, and Petronet which is a consortium promoted by state-owned energy firms such as GAIL (India) Limited, ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, is funding it through internal resources and borrowing.

Balyan says, "The entire initial design of the project was for 5 million tonnes. Hence, only few additions will be required for expanding the capacity", Balyan said.

The Expert Appraisal Committee of MoEF said it had noted Petronet's statement that augmentation of the capacity from 2.5 million tonnes to 5 million tonnes will not induct additional environmental issues and that the planned system will take care of the overall requirement of the facility.

"However, impacts if any arising out of increased activities to meet the additional capacity shall be brought to the notice of the Ministry with appropriate mitigation measures that will be put in place, to ensure that the given commitment of 'no additional impact' is maintained in letter and spirit," a committee statement said.

The MoEF panel has also stipulated that 'at least 5% of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry prior to the commencement of the project. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner."

The project will be able to supply LNG to states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu apart from downstream industries in Kerala like NTPC power plant at Kayamkulam and FACT, Kalamassery. It has already tied up a 1.5-tonne LNG supply agreement with Exxon Mobil Australia and has been in talks with other LNG suppliers.

GAIL is laying the pipelines for gas distribution in two phases. In the first phase, it will connect to industrial consumers in Kerala. In the second, it will connect to Bangalore and Mangalore. The pipeline to Bangalore would pass through Coimbatore and Salem. The first line for industrial consumers in Kalamassery and Aluva is likely to be completed by early next year, Balyan disclosed.

Interestingly, Kerala government has appealed to the Centre to raise the capacity of the plant to 15 million tonnes, considering the projected LNG demands for future.

The state has also requested Petronet to set up a gas-based power plant near the project, promising land for both these proposals. But Petronet sources said these proposals are unlikely to be considered till the plant under construction gets stabilized.

The project for expanding the capacity of liquefied natural gas terminal at Puthuvypu, off Kochi from 2.5 million to 5 million tonnes, is estimated to cost around Rs 4000 crore.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/10514022.cms
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If the media is right and minister is talking based on his absolute knowledge, we have a huge news to cheers upon

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Kerala will not lose the Cheemeni power project, Union Minister of State for Power KC Venugopal said here on Friday.

Addressing a press conference, Venugopal said that that MoEF had merely pointed out certain drawbacks in the project, but had not rejected it. The minister’s assurance comes in the wake of the Expert Appraisal Committee of the MoEF deferring the 1200-MW LNG-fuelled project stating that the project was premature.

The committee also noted, in a September 12 meeting, that Kerala had not signed an MoU with the gas supplier. Besides, the project proposal should incorporate the recommendations of the Prof Madhav Gadgil Committee on Western Ghats, the committee had noted.

Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed, who was also present, said that Kerala had started receiving more power from Talcher.

The Centre has also cleared a proposal to step up the capacity of the LNG terminal in Kochi to 15 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) from 5 MMTPA.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ministers...83-60-123.html
I love to believe it, though now the decision is court of Petronet for an upgrade If a 5 MMPTA unit can capable of producing upto 4500 MW of power, a 15 MMPTA unit surely fuel the entire south India with power generation capability upto 13,500 MW....... Surely its something big to cheer, as we can soon expect for mega fuelling from Cochin-Bangalore Industrial Corridor as well as probably a Cochin-Mangalore Logistics Corridor.

Anyway, I feel, Petronet may consider, once construction of current terminal complete. But its a very positive move!!!
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The State government will lobby hard to get its share of natural gas from the KG Basin with a view to switching feedstock for the expansion of NTPC Ltd's Kayamkulam generation facility, said Union Minister of State for Power K.C. Venugopal here on Thursday.

The Minister was speaking to The Hindu after inaugurating the Kerala region golden jubilee of Caritas India, the charity and social works arm of the Catholic Church in India.

He said the government wanted domestic gas so that the cost of power generated from the expanded facility would be affordable. An assured supply of domestic gas would also pave the way for the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) by the Kerala State Electricity Board with the NTPC.

The PPA has been hanging fire as NTPC is in no position to expand generation unless the electricity board agrees to evacuate at least a portion of the power generated at the expanded facility.

Memorandum

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had recently sent a memorandum to the Union Petroleum Ministry highlighting the State's urgent requirement for domestic natural gas to ensure the State's power security.

The delay in signing the PPA by the KSEB had held up work on the 120-km gas pipeline between Kochi and Kayamkulam, to be laid by GAIL India Limited. Only a gas transfer agreement between the NTPC and GAIL India can pave the way for laying the pipeline.

Cost of power from the NTPC's 350 MW plant is high and the perception is that the landed cost of natural gas from abroad will be costly, pushing still further up the price of power from the expanded unit. The proposal is to raise the current capacity to 1,050 MW, which will generate a gas requirement of about 5.5 million metric standard cubic metres.

Mr. Venugopal said the NTPC's Kayamkulam plant used naphtha as feedstock and the price of power from the plant was high. State electricity board sources had said that the board was buying power from the Talcher and Ramagundam plants of the NTPC, which was comparatively cheaper.

Uncertainties

The Minister also pointed to uncertainties about the price of power from a generation facility that was proposed by Petronet LNG Limited (PLL). The company had proposed that it could set up a 1,250 MW facility on Puthuvype Island close to the LNG receiving and re-gasification jetty coming up on the island.

The Minister said though initially it was felt that power from the proposed plant would be cheaper there were some doubts about it now.

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So a 1200 MW Thermal Powerplant going to come up in Kochi.

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The proposal to set up a thermal power plant, near the LNG terminal being set up by Petronet LNG Ltd at Puthuvypu, off Kochi, has moved closer to reality with the Kerala government promising land for this.

The assurance was given to the Petronet officials by the team led by chief minister Oommen Chandy, power minister Aryadan Muhammed and excise and port minister K Babu during their visit to the terminal under construction on Saturday.

The proposal is to set up 1200 mw LNG-based power plant at Puthyvypu, and the Petronet is known to have requested for 50 hectares. "The first phase will be a 356 mw unit and arrangements have been made for providing land for this,'' Aryadan told TOI here.

Asked whether it will be a Petronet project exclusively, the minister said, the initial proposal was to make it a Petronet project. But the KSEB might also take part in it as a partner, if needed. Anyway the KSEB will guarantee that it would buy up the entire power generated there.''

The State government has asked the Cochin Port Trust chairman to identify the land to be allocated to the Petronet for setting up the power plant.

The Petronet has already embarked on a programme to set up a 1200-mw LNG-based power plant at its Dhahej plant. Work on that plant has reached the Detailed Project Report (DPR) preparation stage.

According to the Petronet sources, cash flow will not be much of constraint for the proposed Kochi power plant considering the robust financial position of the company.

The chief minister also drew attention of the Petronet officials to the State's demand to enhance the capacity of the Kochi LNG Terminal.

However, the company officials said this remained a distant possibility now. Only recently, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) gave its clearance to the Petronet's proposal to enhance the capacity of Kochi LNG terminal from 2.5 to 5 million tonne. The Petronet officials informed the chief minister and his Cabinet colleagues that work on the LNG Terminal is on track and it would be ready for commissioning early next year.

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So a 1200 MW Thermal Powerplant going to come up in Kochi.

KSEB will guarantee that it would buy up the entire power generated there.

Cash flow will not be much of constraint for the proposed Kochi power plant considering the robust financial position of the company.
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