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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
14-March-2016 16:24 IST
High Sulphur Content in Petroleum Coke

 

            The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that as per information available, the sulphur contents in Petroleum Coke, Coal and Fuel Oil are as following:

 

Petroleum Coke

Coal

Fuel Oil

Produced from low sulphur crude

Produced from high sulphur crude

 

 

0.6 to 1.5%*

6 to 7%*

0.2 to 4.5%#

3.5 to 4.5%#

 

* Source IOCL

# Source  MRPL

Petroleum Coke is generally used as industry fuel by Cement, Steel, Graphite, Aluminium (etc) industry as per techno-economic considerations.  However, the industry is required to adhere to stipulated emission standards.

IOCL has informed that the domestic Petcoke may be consumed even with higher sulphur content to sustain refinery production/viability as the same gets produced due to introduction of BS-4/BS-5 fuels to reduce pollution and protect our environment.  As per information given by Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Petroleum Coke import in the country in the last 3 years and current year is given in the Table-I of the annexure.

The details of the Petroleum Coke produced in the country in the last three years and the current year as provided by the Refineries producing the same is given in the Table –II of the annexure.

 


Annexure

 

Table-I

Data for Petroleum coke imports into India in last 3 years:

Commodity

 

 PETROLEUM

 COKE

Import quantity (in MMT)

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016(Apr-Dec)

3.34

3.57

5.81

6.56

          Source: DGFT

Table-II

Refinery-wise the production of Petroleum Coke during the last three years and the current year:

                                                            (Figures in TMT)

 

S. No.

Refinery

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

(upto Feb, 2016)

1.

IOC-Guwahati

55

61

60

52

2.

IOC-Barauni

142

124

132

125

3.

IOC-Koyali

606

681

761

665

4.

IOC-Digboi

40

35

35

28

5.

IOC-Panipat

886

978

870

766

6.

IOC-Bongaigaon

129

128

137

131

7.

NRL, Numaligarh

65.5

67.5

92.9

86.3

8.

MRPL, Mangalore

-

-

367

765

9.

RIL, Jamnagar

2837

2799

2844

 

10.

RIL, SEZ

3578

3849

3600

 

11.

EOL, Vadinar

1739

2112

2248

 

12.

BORL, Bina

409.6

438.5

530.0

433.9

13.

HMEL, Bhatinda

457

795

770

 

 

Total

10944.1

12068

12446.9

3052.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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