Byco commissions new refinery

KARACHI: Pakistan’s largest oil refinery, the 120,000 barrels per day Byco Oil Pakistan Limited (BOPL) has been working smoothly since being commissioned late last week. The Refinery is currently operating at an initial capacity of 50,000 barrels a day.

Speaking at the occasion, Derek Alan Lawler, CEO, BOPL stated that after the successful start-up of the first phase, the company is now preparing for the next stage of the commissioning. “We are now targeting and continue to work on the 2nd phase of the commissioning. This will be to increase the refining schedule of the plant to 90,000 barrels per day and onwards to 120,000 barrels per day.”

As a result of the commissioning, the new refinery has started to make products on specification. These include the LPG, Naphta, Motor Spirit, High Speed Diesel and Fuel Oil. “In the coming 12 months we will be able to produce Euro II standard motor spirit and high speed diesels. Our products will be of international standard and will be second to none, as we had promised.”

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