Abu Dhabi National Oil Company signs MoU with signed MoU with Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd

On November 12, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed MoU with the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL) to explore the possibility of storing ADNOC crude oil at Padur Underground Facility in Udupi district of Karnataka, which has a 2.5 million tonne (~17 million barrels) capacity. So far, ADNOC is the only foreign oil & gas company to invest by way of crude oil in India’s strategic petroleum reserves program. ISPRL is an Indian government-owned company mandated to store crude oil for emergency needs and its headquarters is located at Noida. ISPRL has already built 5.33 million tonnes of underground storage capacity at three locations – Visakhapatnam (1.33 million tonnes), Mangalore (1.5 million tonnes) and Padur (2.5 million tonnes), that can meet around 9.5 days of the country’s oil needs as per consumption data of last financial year.

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