Praxair to build & operate gas system for new Indian oil refinery


Praxair Inc. has received a major order from the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. for the long-term supply of hydrogen & nitrogen gases to its new greenfield oil refinery, currently being built on India’s eastern coast.

The 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery is under construction at Paradip, Orissa and Praxair is to build both a 90 million standard cubic feet per day hydrogen plant and a 500 tons per day (tpd) nitrogen plant at the refinery.

Start-ups of the plants are scheduled for the first quarter of 2012, when the refinery will be commissioned.

IndianOil’s refinery will use the hydrogen to enable the processing of various crude oil slates and the production of low sulphur, clean fuels.

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