Pakistan Refinery Limited

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Shell Pakistan Limited, Chevron Pakistan Limited, Pakistan State Oil and The Dawood Group hold the majority shares of Pakistan Refinery Limited.
  • Website:
  • Location: Korangi Creek, Karachi
  • Capacity: 2.5 million tons/annum & 47.110 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:

Brief Description

  • A hydro-skimming refinery which processes 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day

Refining Units

  • Crude unit - 47.110 Barrels per day
  • Hydro Unit - 2.450 metric ton per day
  • Plat-forming Unit - 500 metric ton per day.
  • Isomerisation unit
  • LPG Recovery Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Designed for Iranian Light crude oil

Products Produced

  • LPG
  • HSD

Ongoing Projects

  • A 5,000 bpd Isomerisation unit is being added
  • On 22nd August 2006 the Board of directors of PRL approved the investment plan of 11 billions rupees for the up gradation of the refinery. A New Diesel hydrotreater, Visbreaker, Vacuum Distillation, Hydrogen Generation, de-asphalting, sulfur recovery and amine treatment units are expected to go into operation within thirty six months.

Other Information

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  • In 1959 Pakistani Investors and major oil companies joined hands to set up the biggest oil refinery in Pakistan.
  • In 1962, this idea was materialized in the form of Pakistan Refinery Limited
  • 2014 - UOP awarded a contract to provide PENEX unit
  • 2016 - Isomerisation unit commissioned

Relevant Links

  1. Profile from Oil Companies Advisory Committee
  2. Honeywell’s UOP Technology, Modular Equipment to Help Pakistani Refiner Meet Growing Gasoline Demand
  3. Honeywell UOP Technology, Modular Equipment Powers New Clean Fuels Refinery in Pakistan

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