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Aromatics plant of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd to commence production by the end of June or early July

June 17/2014

MOSCOW (MRC) -- ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd (OMPL), the aromatics complex in Mangalore jointly promoted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), will begin production by the end of June or early July, said Indubusinessline.

The project is 99% complete and the company will be able to commission it in 20-30 days. The pre-commissioning activities are going on for some time.

Paraxylene and benzene are the major products of OMPL. Paraxylene is used in the production of polyester fibres and PET bottles. Benzene is used as an intermediate to make products such as styrene, polystyrene, phenol and nylon. The feedstock for OMPL will be supplied by the MRPL refinery in Mangalore.

The OMPL plant will have the capacity to produce 920,000 tonnes of paraxylene and 283,000 tonnes of benzene a year. The company has marketing plans for the exports and domestic sectors. In the domestic market, the products from OMPL will help develop downstream industries in and around Mangalore.

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)  is an Indian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Dehradun, India. It is one of the largest Asia-based oil and gas exploration and production companies, and produces around 77% of India"s crude oil (equivalent to around 30% of the country"s total demand) and around 81% of its natural gas.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PET, oil, paraxylene (PX), petrochemistry, ONGC, India.
Category:General News
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