By RAKESH SHARMA
NEW DELHI -- India's oil refineries processed
15.38 million metric tons, or 3.76 million bpd, of crude oil in
November, down 3% from a month earlier, government data showed
However, throughput rose 6.6% on year, and was
ahead of the government's target of 14.93 million tons, the
The government didn't give any reasons for
changes in the output.
The data are based on production from 20
They don't include production at the second of
Reliance Industries' two refineries in Jamnagar in Gujarat
state and a joint venture facility at Bathinda in Punjab state
between Hindustan Petroleum and the Lakshmi N. Mittal
The second refinery of Reliance can process
580,000 bpd, while the Bathinda facility has a capacity of
Eight refineries of Indian Oil, the country's largest
listed company by sales, processed 4.76 million tons, or 1.16
million bpd. That recorded 2.3% growth from October.
Runs at Reliance's 660,000-bpd first refinery fell 3.5% on month to 2.96
million tons, or 723,267 bpd.
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