Mangaluru: Fall in demand for diesel forces MRPL to increase exports


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Nov 19: Because of a slump in demand for diesel in the indigenous market, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has increased its export of diesel by 20 percent since sometime. Because of decreasing demand, stock of diesel with the company rose abnormally, as a result of which it had to increase its export.

The steep fall in the consumption of diesel has been attributed to fall in sale of commercial vehicles, bulk consumers opting to transport goods by train to save transportation cost, use of less diesel by factories and bulk consumers, it is said. As a result, the ratio of internal consumption that stood at 65:35 has changed to 45:55, it is gathered.

On account of water problem, some months back, a unit of MRPL had suspended operations. Heavy rains also had affected its production capacity. Now all the units are functioning normally. At the same time, the petrol produced by MRPL fully goes towards internal consumption and no need for its export was felt.

Because of slump in demand for diesel, MRPL, which used to pump diesel to Bengaluru through the petronet pipeline on a daily basis, has been supplying once in two or three days now through this pipeline, it is learnt.

Diesel from here goes to countries like Singapore and Malaysia. Surprisingly, diesel had also been exported to a USA-based company from here, company sources revealed.

  

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  • AnoNymouS, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Once the pumpwell flyover is completed there will be more demand for diesel from vehicles plying from South to North.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Lower the price of Diesel ...

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    For export there is tax reduction.. and reduction in excise duty.... so if they sell in cheaper rate also it is profitable ...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Good... its mainly due to faster goods transportation due to reduced hurdles in state borders, good road, higher milage vehicles....if our mescom gives uninterrupted Power we can save 20% more diesel used for generators.....slow down may have its share in it, but less diesel consumption is good for economic, health and environment.

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  • Karthik, Konaje/Navi Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Sanjaya, how do you think MESCOM can provide you with more power as of now? It's by burning more coal which is much worse than burning diesel. Solar power and burning natural gas are better solutions from environmental perspective, but we have to import the latter and as to the hardware of former, again have to import from China/Taiwan.

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  • SKM, MANGALORE

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    It reflects the slump in over all economic activity! Why can not we use the diesel for various purposes and reduce the dependency from imports by replacing petrol consuming products.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    I guess price for locals is high and they export at a very cheap price!!

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  • SK, Qatar

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    You commented before me..it's 101% sure . Exporting price maximum will be not more then 40 Rs per Liter

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