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News / 2020/ HPCL launches IMO 2020 compliant 0.5% sulphur marine fuel, says refiner

HPCL launches IMO 2020 compliant 0.5% sulphur marine fuel, says refiner

06 Jan 2020
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Indian Oil Major, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) on Friday (3 January) reportedly announced the launch of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) for ships.

In early December 2019, HPCL produced the first batch of VLSFO from its refinery in Visakhapatnam on the east coast of India. HPCL also owns a refinery on the west coast of India in Mumbai.

“To continue with its commitment towards environment protection, HPCL has undertaken measures at both the refineries to produce BS-VI compliant transport fuels before the stipulated schedule,” said Mukesh Kumar Surana, HPCL Chairman and Managing Director.

“HPCL has always been at the forefront of providing cleaner and sustainable solutions.”

“The product meets the Residual Marine Grade (RMG) 0.50 Specification and ISO 8217:2017 standard requirements. This fuel also meets all quality guidelines detailed by the International Organization of Standardization in its recently released ISO 23263:2019 standard.”

“In addition, both refineries have also taken up ambitious expansion projects to increase Visakh Refinery capacity from 8.33 to 15 MMTPA and Mumbai Refinery capacity from 7.5 to 9.5 MMTPA,” he adds.

“HPCL has an 11.3 MMTPA Joint Venture Refinery and petrochemical complex at Barmer in Rajasthan.”

“HPCL is committed to consistently achieve the economic, ecological and social responsibility objectives of sustainable development through varied operations in all its business activities.”

Photo credit: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
Published: 6 January, 2020

 

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