ONGC refinery begins mineral turpentine oil production

Production of Mineral Turpentine Oil (MTO) has commenced at the Tatipaka refinery of ONGC, locatedin the East Godavari district. During the planning and construction of the mini unit, production of MTOwas not planned by the company.

The method of production of MTO includes various steps of refining and apart from this keeping a checkon the temperatures while refining is also one of the important factors during the production process.MTO is tagged as a spirit, white spirit and Turpentine, which is produced in accordance with theBureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the company wishes to produce 10,000 tonnes of MTO, annually.According to the Executive Director and Manager of the company, A A Khan, the production of MTOcan be processed without any additional manpower or equipment or further investment or structuralchanges in the designing of the refinery.

The company has inked a MoU with HPCL, according to which the MTO will be sold to HPCL and on theother side ONGC will buy Lube Oil from HPCL.

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