India’s ONGC to expand Hazira gas plant

25 February 2008 18:14  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to expand its gas processing complex at Hazira in Gujarat by 6.3m cubic metres/day of sour gas to 52.3m cubic/metres/day, it said on Monday.

The complex supplies treated gas through GAIL’s HVJ trunk pipeline and branch lines to petrochemical, fertilizer and other industries in the northwest region, and also has capacity to process 8,652 tonnes/day of sour condensate.

The complex also produces aromatic rich naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, kerosene, diesel and aviation turbine fuel. The company did not indicate whether the expansion would also result in increase capacity of any of these products.

The company’s board also approved setting up of a 6.3m cubic metres/day gas sweetening unit that removes hydrogen sulphide from sour gas and a 6.3m cubic metres/day gas dehydration unit under the expansion project.

The Indian rupees (Rs) 3.7bn ($92.5m) project also envisages setting up of 5.6m cubic metres/day dew point depression units and related off-site facilities and utilities.  

($1 = Rs39.98)

By: Naresh Minocha
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