Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) has started taking measures to control pollution from its Chennai unit, according to the report submitted by CPCL to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on October 20.
It has been reported that Rs 312.6 crore has been spent for the utilization of regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) in the unit’s boilers, furnaces, gas turbines and hydrogen production units to make it environmentally friendly.
The NGT had been made aware of the media article about six industries in north Chennai that polluted the air for more than half of the year. The following industries were listed in this media report, which included North Chennai Thermal Power Station, NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Tamil Nadu Petro Products Limited, Manali Petrochemicals Limited and Madras Fertilizers Limited.
The CPCL Manali Refinery is one of the most complex refineries in India, with production facilities for fuel, lubricant, wax and petrochemical feedstocks. The 5.8 MGD seawater desalination plant established to increase the refinery’s water requirements was the first of its kind in the industry. CPCL has also made pioneering efforts in energy and water conservation by establishing a wind farm and a wastewater reclamation plant, where 5 MGD of Chennai city wastewater is processed to meet the raw water requirements of the refinery.
The company’s main products are LPG, motor gasoline, premium kerosene, jet fuel, high-speed diesel, naphtha, bitumen, lube base oils, paraffin wax, fuel oil, hexane, and petroleum coke. CPCL is also a parent industry supplying linear alkylbenzene (LABFS) feedstock and many other petrochemical feedstocks to downstream units. CPCL Manali Refinery is accredited with ISO-9001:2008, ISO-14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
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