Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has increased its LPG storage capacity at Inamkulathur Indane Bottling Plant in Tiruchi.
The facility already has a capacity of 1,000 metric tonnes stored in three bullets with a combined capacity of 400 metric tonnes and one horton sphere with storage capacity of 600 metric tonnes. The new mounted facility will add 900 metric tonnes built at a cost of ₹10.5 crore.
The IOCL bottling plant’s existing capacity can reserve stocks for 2 days and with the new addition, the stocks can last up to 4 days. The bottling plant can fill 34,000 LPG cylinders per day.
The plant supplies LPG cylinders to customers through a network of over 110 Indane LPG distributors across the districts of Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Perambalur, Karur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Theni, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari.
The bottling plant is equipped with 24 filling points each, adding up to a total of 48 points. Both the carousels put together can churn out 3,000 LPG cylinders per hour.
With India’s LPG consumption growing – encourage by government subsidized programs, LPG production and imports are expected to grow.
Find out more in a presentation on ‘India: Consolidation of LPG market’ by Mr. Lalit Kumar Chauhan, Chief General Manager, LPG-OPS, Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOC)
at CMT’s 14th LPG Trade Summit on 12-13 November, 2019, in Athens.
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