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 Desciption

  • 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.
  • 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

Relevant Links

  1. Profile from Oil Companies Advisory Committee
  2. Honeywell’s UOP Technology, Modular Equipment to Help Pakistani Refiner Meet Growing Gasoline Demand

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