Panipat Refinery (Near Delhi)

Panipat Refinery (Near Delhi)

Panipat Refinery is technically most advanced public sector refinery complex of India. Commissioned in July, 1998, is situated in historic district of Panipat in the State of Haryana. Panipat Complex, is the largest integrated Refinery and Petrochemical hub in India and third largest in South East Asia. The Complex comprises of Refinery, Aromatics Complex of PX/PTA, Olefinic complex of Naphtha Cracker.

The initial installed capacity of the refinery was 6.0 MMTPA. With a view to meet the growing deficit of petroleum products, the capacity was expanded to 12 MMTPA in 2006 and again augmented to 15 MMTPA in 2010. Major secondary units includes Hydrocracking unit, Delayed Coking Unit, Diesel Hydrotreating Unit, Hydrogen Generation Unit, Sulphur Block and the associated auxiliary facilities. Panipat Refinery Additional Expansion Project (PRAEP) was a low-cost option through maximum utilization / revamp of existing units / facilities for increasing the refining capacity from 12 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA which included capacity revamp of OHCU, DCU and ARU units as well.

Indian Oil emerged as a leading petrochemicals player in the country with commissioning of the country’s largest Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant. The PTA Unit at Panipat Refinery with state-of-the-art technology was commissioned in mid-2006. The combined PX-PTA project was set up to produce 360 TMT of Paraxylene per annum and 553 TMT of PTA per annum utilizing Naphtha from Mathura and Panipat Refinery. Paraxylene is an intermediate product used in the manufacture Polyester Staple Fibre (PSF), Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) and other resins. The refinery is an epitome of effective stream sharing with Cracker and Aromatic complex where symbiotic sharing of streams like Naphtha, Propylene, C7-C8, C4, and Hydrogen leads to economic benefit of the whole complex.

Upcoming projects: Panipat refinery expansion to 25 MMTPA is under execution.

Major products: LPG, Benzene, Motor spirit (BS-VI), Ethanol Blended Motor Spirit (EBMS), Superior Kerosene Oil, High Speed Diesel (BS-VI, HFHSD, DHPP), Propylene, Polypropylene, Benzene, Para-Xylene, Purified Terephthalic Acid Naphtha, Petcoke, Sulphur, FO. Panipat refinery produced and dispatched Winter Grade BS-VI HSD in 2019 to Leh Ladakh Region which ensures vehicular mobility during the extreme winter months in the regions which was earlier not possible.