Pakistan State Oil will operate the upcoming Lahore refinery, proposed to be built at Punjab in Pakistan. The non integrated refinery will be owned by Pakistan State Oil and PowerChina Northwest Engineering and is expected to start operations in 2029.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 300
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 144
Coking (mbd): 93
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 75
Hydrocracker (mbd): 72
Reformer (mbd): 57
Hydrotreater (mbd): 189
Alkylation (mbd): 9
Isomerization (mbd): 18

During the period 2021-2025, the Lahore refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $850m.

About Pakistan State Oil

Pakistan State Oil Co Ltd (PSO) is an energy company that imports, stores, markets and distributes petroleum products. Its product portfolio includes motor gasoline, high speed diesel, furnace oil, jet fuel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, petrochemicals and lubricants. The company serves a wide range of customers in aviation, railways, defense, power projects, railways, marine, and agriculture sectors. It also owns and operates an extensive network of fuel retail outlets. In addition, the company has presence in chemicals, aviation, marine, and export businesses. It also has strategic investments in refineries, pipeline companies and marketing companies. PSO is headquartered in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.


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