No environmental norms violated by Barauni refinery: Indian Oil Corporation


No environmental norms violated by Barauni refinery: Indian Oil Corporation

The Barauni refinery in Bihar did not violate any environmental norms even as it processed more crude than its sanctioned capacity of 6 million tonne per annum (MTPA) over years, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) told to ETEnergyWorld.

The environment ministry’s Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) had earlier this month observed crude processing in Barauni was more than the sanctioned capacity for six years which amounts to non-compliance of the Environment Clearances granted earlier and, thus, violation of the EIA Notification, 2006.

“Barauni refinery had processed crude oil more than the sanctioned capacity of 6.0 MMTPA in order to meet the regional demand for petroleum products. At the same time Read More

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