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Getting off the starting block

So the government has finally approved three Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs). Now comes the difficult part. Who is going to undertake mega investments at a time at a time when the global economic outlook is uncertain, demand for key chemicals has crumbled and not many are willing to stick their neck out […]

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Aramco for Vizag?

Saudi Aramco is now being talked about as a prospective investor in the Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) led refinery and petrochemical complex at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Talks are on to bring in Aramco, says HPCL’s chairman in this report in today’s Financial Express. Aramco’s presence would help as it would ensure crude oil supplies […]

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Kakinada revisited

A few months back I had referred to an article in the Indian press which raised doubts on the economic viability of ONGC’s refinery and petrochemicals project at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. A few readers have posted comments arguing that the project is good for the local economy and should go ahead. I have no doubts […]

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New petchem partners

Gail’s quest for petrochemicals has taken an interesting turn. It is now looking to tie up with Reliance Industries and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) to set up two greenfield petrochemical plants. HPCL has planned a cracker at Visakhapatnam and it is likely that Gail will take a stake in this project. As for the […]

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The more the merrier

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) says it is teaming up with Total and Kuwait Petroleum for a $3bn refinery at Vishakhapatnam which will also be linked to a petrochemicals complex. An aromatics unit may be built ahead of the refinery. The three companies have been discussing the venture for over six months and a deal […]

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