State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has received environment clearance for construction of storage tanks in the existing complex of its Mumbai refinery, entailing an investment of Rs 800 crore. HPCL’s Mumbai refinery has a total installed capacity of 7.5 million tonnes per annum. The company intends to decongest the refinery through relocation of storage tanks to newly acquired 57 acres of Calico plot at Chembur.
“Based on the recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee, the Environment Ministry has granted environment clearance and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance to the HPCL’s project,” a senior government official said. The clearance has been given subject to general and specific conditions, the official added. As per the proposal, HPCL will construct storage tanks and associated facilities for white oil products at the Calico plot.