Government of Pakistan (GOP) planned to introduce Euro II complaint fuels in the country. In pursuance of the plans, GOP directed to all refineries in the country to develop facilities to meet the above objective. To meet GOP’s requirement regarding Euro II compliant High Speed Diesel, PARCO was the first refinery to take initiative and commissioned a Diesel Hydro Desulphurization (DHDS) plant at their Mid-Country Refinery in 2010, at a cost of US$132 million.
By producing HSD with low-sulphur content, this plant greatly contributes towards a greener environment. The DHDS plant is equipped with a maximum capacity of 26,000 barrels per day, and reduces sulphur contents in High Speed Diesel (HSD) from 7,000 parts per million to 500 parts per million which is an EURO II requirement. This is yet another important initiative of PARCO which complies with the Government of Pakistan’s directive to reduce sulphur contents in petroleum products.
With the timely completion of the DHDS project, PARCO has accomplished yet another milestone to greatly augment the energy system of the country. With more projects currently in the pipeline, PARCO is determined to continue its mission and maintain its pivotal role in the country’s Energy Sector.