Numaligarh Refinery Assam capacity to be expanded from 3 to 9 MMTPA
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the project for capacity expansion of Numaligarh Refinery from 3 MMTPA(Million Metric Tonne Per Annum ) to 9 MMTPA. It involves setting up of crude oil pipeline from Paradip to Numaligarh and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Siliguri at a cost of 22,594 crore. The project is to be completed within a period of 48 months, after approval and receipt of statutory clearances. The expansion of the refinery will meet the deficit of petroleum products in the North East. It will also sustain the operations of all North East refineries by augmenting their crude availability. It will generate direct and indirect employment in Assam and is a part of the Government's Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for the North East.