Record crude throughput in Assam’s NRL

Guwahati, May 26: The Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Assam’s Golaghat district has recorded a crude throughput of 2.62 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) during 2009-10, the highest ever in the history of its operations.

NRL’s previous highest crude throughput of 2.57 MMT was recorded in 2007-08, a NRL statement informed.

Distillate Yield (yield of high value liquid petroleum products) of NRL during 2009-10 was recorded at 85.32% showing an improved performance against previous year’s figure of 84.72%.

By virtue of adopting advanced technologies such as extreme high pressure-temperature Hydrocracking, NRL’s Distillate Yield is one of the highest amongst refineries in the country.

The refinery’s Specific Energy Consumption, a measure of energy efficiency in operation, during 2009-10 was recorded at 67.6 MBN, again an improved performance compared to 70.7 MBN a year ago.

On the safety front, the refinery has been able to sustain its excellence in performance with achievement of 14.09 million loss time accident free man hours as on March 31, 2010, thereby ensuring that there has not been a single loss time accident during the last 8 years and 1 month.

NRL also achieved another feat in being the first refinery in North East to produce and dispatch Euro-IV grade Motor Spirit (Petrol).

NRL is currently implementing a Diesel Quality Upgradation Project with a cost involvement of Rs 435 crores that would enable production of Euro-III and Euro-IV grades of High Speed Diesel (HSD) at 100% capacity utilisation of the refinery.

During the year ended 31st march, 2010, NRL’s profit before tax grew by 13.2% to Rs. 361.71 crores while profit after tax was posted at Rs. 232.08 crores.

On retail marketing front, NRL’s per pump throughput (PPT) during 2009-10 was 256 KL per month for North East and 234 KL per month on all-India basis, which were higher than respective industry average figures.

NRL’s retail market share in North East has reached 13% as on 31st March, 2010.

NRL’s Retail Outlet at Jorabat has remained the highest seller amongst all oil companies in the entire Eastern Region of the country. Significantly, nearly 90% of NRL’s retail sales are through outlets certified by M/s DNV against stringent Quality & Quantity protocols.