Reliance plans trial runs at Jamnagar refinery in July

Mumbai: Reliance Petroleum Ltd (RPL) has completed 90 per cent work at its upcoming Jamnagar complex and expects start trial runs in July. The company expects to commission the 580,000 barrels per day oil refinery in September.

RPL had earlier said it expects to start the plant late in the second quarter or early in the third quarter, well ahead of its official December target.

The 580,000 barrels per day refinery complex is coming up in a special economic zone at Jamnagar.

The company has mobilised sufficient site infrastructure to sustain construction on a fast-track in the coming months, RPL said in a release published on its website.

Reliance Industries, the parent company of Reliance Petroleum Ltd, operates a 660,000-bpd refinery close to the new project.

Chevron Corporation of the US holds a five per cent stake in RPL.