PRL Engages Chinese Firms for $1.5 Billion Refinery Upgrade Project

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KARACHI: Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) is advancing its $1.5 billion Refinery Expansion & Upgrade Project (REUP) by engaging Chinese engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors and financial institutions. The initiative aims to double the refinery’s production capacity and enhance its refining capabilities. Senior management from PRL recently visited China to meet with EPC contractors and financial institutions, laying the groundwork…

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PRL to Boost Refining Capacity with Supplemental OGRA Agreement

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In Karachi, Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) has announced its intention to sign a supplemental agreement with the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) soon. This agreement marks a significant step towards transformative upgrades and expansions within the company, aimed at doubling its refining capacity from 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 100,000 bpd. The agreement will also enable PRL to…

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Pakistan Refinery Posts Highest Ever Half-Year Profit

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Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) has announced its financial results for the half-year ended December 31, 2023, showcasing the highest-ever profit and production milestones in the first half of the fiscal year in the company’s history. During the first half of the financial year 2023, PRL achieved an exceptional profit after tax of Rs. 6.51 billion, a substantial increase from Rs.…

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Pakistan Refinery to remain shut for over a month

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KARACHI: Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) will remain shut from Tuesday (today) for 35 to 38 days due to maintenance and inspection turnaround, the company said on Monday in a stock filing. Last week, PRL announced doubling its crude oil refining capacity from 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 100,000 bpd aimed at eliminating the production of high sulphur fuel oil…

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Taxation dispute delays refinery upgrade deals under new policy

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KARACHI: The refining sector is struggling to finalize agreements with the government for upgrading their facilities to produce cleaner fuels under a new policy, as a dispute over taxation remains unresolved, sources told The News on Monday. As the deadline for the signing of agreements will expire on January 16, 2024, both sides have to resolve the issue of taxation…

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Refiners cry foul as govt seeks fresh legal advice on upgrade policy

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s oil refining sector is unhappy with the government’s move to hire a new local law firm to review the implementation of a policy and Joint Escrow Account Agreement aimed at upgrading the country’s ageing refineries, saying it will cause further delays and uncertainty. The Petroleum Division, in a letter dated Dec. 25, 2023, told the local refineries that…

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PRL signs licence deals with Honeywell UOP, Axens for refinery upgrade

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KARACHI: Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) has signed pivotal license agreements with global technology providers Honeywell UOP and Axens for its ambitious Refinery Expansion and Upgrade Project (REUP), the company said on Tuesday. “PRL has signed pivotal license agreements with renowned industry leaders Honeywell UOP and Axens, for its ambitious REUP,” the PRL said in a filing to the Pakistan Stock…

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Govt to address refineries’ concerns over upgradation agreements

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KARACHI: The government is finalising a proposal to address the concerns of four oil refineries that have not signed upgradation agreements with the energy regulator, sources told The News on Monday. The refineries have raised issues over taxation, arbitration, force majeure and import incentives, which they say are not in line with the Brownfield Refinery Policy announced in August, the…

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PRL, Ogra seal pivotal agreement under Brownfield Refinery Policy

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Islamabad-Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) has become the first one to sign agreement with Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and under Brownfield Refinery Policy, while other have refused to go ahead with a plan owing to differences over draft of agreement.In a landmark development aligning with Pakistan’s refining policy, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and Pakistan Refinery Limited…

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