• Short Summary

    A GIANT NEW OIL REFINERY DESIGNED TO HANDLE CRUDE OIL FOUND IN RECENT YEARS IN EAST PAKISTAN, IS NEARING COMPLETION.

  • Description

    A GIANT NEW OIL REFINERY DESIGNED TO HANDLE CRUDE OIL FOUND IN RECENT YEARS IN EAST PAKISTAN, IS NEARING COMPLETION. THE PLANT STANDS OUTSIDE CHITTAGONG AND PAKISTAN, OIL EXPERTS EXPECT THE REFINERY TO BE OPERATIONAL EARLY NEXT YEAR.

    THE REFINERY HAS BEEN BUILT BY A FRENCH COMPANY WITH THE HELP OF A FRENCH LOAN TO THE PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT. WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL, THE CHITTAGONG PLANT WILL HAVE A CAPACITY FOR PROCESSING 1,500,000 TONS OF OIL A YEAR.

    COLD TESTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CARRIED OUT AT THE REFINERY. AT FULL PRODUCTION, IT WILL PRODUCE PETROL, PARAFFIN OIL AND DIESEL FUEL. THE PURPOSE OF THE REFINERY IS TO SAVE PAKISTAN MUCH-NEEDED FOREIGN EXCHANGE.

    PAKISTAN'S OIL INDUSTRY HAS BEEN GROWING EVER SINCE INDEPENDENCE AND SUCCESSIVE OIL STRIKES BY DRILLING IN BOTH WEST AND EAST PAKISTAN HAVE PUT THE COUNTRY ON THE MAP AS AN OIL-PRODUCER.

    LAST YEAR, A REFINERY SIMILAR TO THE ONE AT CHITTAGONG WENT INTO PRODUCTION, PROCESSING NOT ONLY PAKISTAN OIL, BUT IMPORTED OIL FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. WITH THE CHITTAGONG PLANT, PAKISTAN WILL BE PRODUCING A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF ITS DOMESTIC DEMAND FOR FUEL OILS, THEREBY SAVING LARGE SUMS IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADD6CTVRIS43WW2WQS461DG8H1
    Media URN:
    VLVADD6CTVRIS43WW2WQS461DG8H1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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