Vadinar refinery, India
This world-class 20-million tonne or 405,000-bpsd refinery produces fuels compliant with the latest Euro IV and Euro V emission standards.
The refinery, located in the state of Gujarat, produces middle distillates such as Aviation Turbine Fuel, kerosene oil and high-speed diesel, as well as LPG and transport fuels conforming to Euro IV and Euro V product quality standards.
The refinery is fully integrated with a captive power plant, port and terminal facilities. It includes rail, car and truck loading facilities and a Single Point Mooring (SPM) capable of handling vessels up to 350,000 dead weight tonnage with a marine product dispatch capacity of 58 million tonnes.
Vadinar is an all-weather, deep-draft natural port. About 70 percent of India's crude imports land in and around this region. Besides, the refinery's location enables access to the fast-growing markets in the north and western region of India through product pipelines. The eastern and southern parts of India are serviced through the coastal route circling the country.
The refinery has built-in environment friendly technologies for pollution management. A self-sustainable, 700-acre greenbelt with over three lakh saplings has been developed to ensure a green corridor around the entire refinery complex.
Stanlow refinery, UK
Essar Energy acquired the Stanlow refinery in 2011. With a nameplate capacity of 296,000 bpsd, it is UK's second biggest oil refinery, meeting approximately 15 per cent of the country's transportation fuel requirements.