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Petroleum industry donates Rs 25 Cr to Kerala CM’s Distress Relief Fund

22 Aug 2018 | BPCL

Upon the advise of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development, the petroleum industry has been on a constant vigil in the state of Kerala throughout the flood crisis to ensure continuous supply of petroleum fuels and LPG.  Now the Central petroleum public sector companies have come together to donate Rs 25 Crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as a helping hand to the State.

On the behalf of the industry, the cheque of Rs 25 Crore was handed over to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Kerala, by Shri Alphons Kannanthanam, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, in the presence of Shri V Muraleedharan, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Shri Prasad K Panicker, Executive Director (Kochi Refinery), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and representatives of Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Hindusthan Petroleum Corporation Limited.

During the crises period, petroleum industry was able to maintain normal operations of Kochi Refinery, installations and other facilities. Amidst many challenges including the flooding of the water pumping station that supplies water for refinery operations from River Periyar, BPCL was able to run the units of Kochi Refinery to ensure availability of petrol, diesel and LPG.

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