Assam-based Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), a subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), is in the process of executing expansion projects in order to raise its refining capacity to 8-9 million metric tonnes per annum (mn mtpa) from 3.0 mn mtpa. The firm is also exploring the option of sourcing and transporting the additional crude oil through a pipeline.
Besides, the NRL is also exploring possibilities for diversification into sectors with "promising potential" such as power generation, pipelines, exploration and production. The company, had in 2011, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Assam Power Generation Co (APGCL) for development and implementation of new power projects in the state.
Meanwhile, the company is in the process of engaging a contractor for design and engineering, supply, installation and commissioning and post commissioning maintenance of safety PLC based hydrocarbon gas detection and monitoring system.