State-run Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), which had a string of fire accidents this year at all its facilities, including the recent blasts at its flagship refinery here, is planning to shift the LPG facility out of the city to the nearby Rasayani, as part of its efforts to strengthen safety measures.
The second largest state-run refiner and oil marketer is also planning similar options for its other refineries in Kochi, and its joint venture refineries at Numaligarh in Assam and Bina in Madhya Pradesh as well, a top company official said here Tuesday.
“Will look at moving some of the related facilities, especially the LPG facility, to an alternate location for safety and commercial reasons,” said D Rajkumar, chairman and managing director, BPCL. Read more
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