Essar Oil shares surge 3%

Essar oil has completed the Rs 8,300-crore expansion of the Vadinar oil refinery in Gujarat.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: March 30, 2012 4:08 pm

Shares of Essar Oil surged more than 3 per cent in morning trade after the company announced the completion of Vadinar refinery expansion,that will boost its turnover by 30-35 per cent and improve margins.

The company yesterday said that it has completed the Rs 8,300-crore expansion of the Vadinar oil refinery in Gujarat. The capacity expansion and complexity enhancement gives the refinery the capability to process much heavier crude,which is cheaper.

Reacting to the news,the shares of the company opened on a bullish note and then rallied ahead as much as 3.32 per cent over its previous closing price to touch an early high of Rs 54.40 on the BSE.

It was later trading at Rs 54,up 2.56 per cent on the BSE at 1131 hours.

Similar trend was witnessed on the National Stock Exchange as well,where the stock after opened at Rs 53.40,and soared to a high of Rs 54.40. Later it was quoting at Rs 53.95,up 2.18 per cent over its last close,at 1131 hours.

Vadinar Refinery is now India’s second largest single- location refinery,with an annual capacity of 18 million tons (up from 14 million tons currently) and a complexity of 11.8,which also makes it among the world’s most complex refineries. The company further said it is targeting newer markets like Australia,New Zealand and north-west Europe,in addition to countries in the Indian subcontinent for exporting high quality fuels.

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