Indian Oil Petronas to up production at plant which serves Chennai

Indian Oil Petronas has revealed plans to up productions to 23.04 lakh tonnes per annum at its plant in Tiruvallur.

This expansion will provide for increased availability of auto gas and domestic LPG to residents of Chennai, it has been reported in the Hindu.

The terminal has a capacity of 5.76 lakh tonnes per annum currently. Four more loading and filling bays will be installed at a cost of R2 crore, in addition to the 12 existing bays.

At present, the IPPL plant supplies 400 tonnes of LPG a day to the Indane bottling plant that is located nearby.

The IPPL import/export terminal was commissioned at Ennore in 2012 to increase LPG availability and eliminate transportation cost by bullet trucks.

Butane and propane are received by ship in a refrigerated state at Ennore Port and transferred and stored at the terminal where they are blended and then transferred to loading stations for other bottling plants.

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