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RIL Selects Phillips 66’s E–Gas Technology for World's Largest Gasification

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

The E-Gas Technology is the most secure and effective long-term use of capital to produce clean substitute natural gas from coal or petroleum coke; Phillips 66 states.
The E-Gas Technology is the most secure and effective long-term use of capital to produce clean substitute natural gas from coal or petroleum coke; Phillips 66 states. (Picture: Phillips 66)

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has selected Phillips 66’s E-Gas Technology for its planned gasification plants at Jamnagar. Reliance's Jamnagar site is the largest refining complex in the world, with an aggregate refining capacity of 1.3 million barrels of oil per day.

Mumbai/India – The planned gasification plants at Jamnagar will be among the largest in the world and will process petroleum coke and coal into synthesis gas utilizing the E-Gas Technology. The synthesis gas will be used as feedstock for a new chemical complex and will fuel the refinery's existing gas turbine power generation units.

Largest Gasification Project in the World

“We look forward to this opportunity to work with Reliance on the largest gasification project in the world,” said Rex Bennett, President, Specialties and Business Development at Phillips 66. “Our E-Gas Technology will be used to turn petcoke and coal into clean, reliable energy for Reliance’s refinery and petrochemical plant operations, added Bennett.

Jamnagar, nicknamed the "Oil City of India" is of major importance for the country's oil and petrochemical industry. There, Reliance not only operates the world's largest oil refinery but also several petrochemical assets. Only recently, the company has appointed Texan based Fluor with project management services at its its world scale Jamnagar refining and petrochemical plant.

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