The company’s plants have a total crude oil refining capacity of 2,710,500 tons per annum (TPA).
The two lube refineries have a combined production capacity of 191,200 TPA of lube base oils (LBO) and a BTX unit with a designed capacity of 25,000 TPA. NRL enjoys a competitive edge, as it is the only refinery producing LBO in Pakistan. Details of the different plants are given below.
First Lube Refinery:
Designed and constructed by SNAM PROGETTI of Italy with a
capacity to process 539,700 TPA of crude oil and to produce
76,200 TPA of LBO was commissioned in June 1966. This refinery also produces fuels,
asphalt and specialty Oils.
Designed and constructed by Industrial Export Import (IEI) of Romania with a capacity to process
1,500,800 TPA of crude Oil was commissioned in April 1977. Its capacity was increased
to 2,170,800 TPA in February 1990. The fuel products consist of LPG, Motor Gasoline, Kerosene,
Jet Fuels, Diesel and Furnace oil.
Second Lube Refinery:
Designed by CE Lummus of UK and constructed by Industrial
Export Import (IEI) of Romania was commissioned in January 1985.
It has a designed capacity of 115,000 TPA of LBO (after Revamp).
BTX (Petrochemical) Plant:
Designed and constructed by Nordon et Cie of France with a capacity to produce 25,000
TPA of BTX was commissioned in April 1979. It was the country’s first Petrochemical unit.
This plant produces Benzene, Toluene and Xylene for the specialty chemicals market.
Toluene is also used in NRL’s own Dewaxing units.
NRL’s gross storage capacity, both at the Refinery site in Korangi and at Keamari harbour,
comprises about 167,000 tons (20 days) for crude and 118,000 tons for Fuel Petroleum products.
The Petroleum products are pumped from NRL storage tanks to Oil Marketing Company (OMC) Terminals or to Karachi airport by pipelines.
Other products such as Lube Base Oils, Asphalt, Chemicals (BTX) are transported through Tank Lorries.
Six Year Production
NRL’s production for six financial years up to the financial year ending 30th June 2012 is shown in the table below: