Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, participated in the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of CPCL on July 23, 2016 at CPCL’s Manali Refinery. Minister unveiled the Golden Jubilee Stupa marking the celebrations. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister complimented CPCL on its Golden Jubilee and commended the contribution made by CPCL to the State and to the Nation. He applauded the role of CPCL in transforming Manali area into a petrochemical hub and stressed the need for sustained growth in the future. In order to provide intrinsically safe storage CPCL has constructed Mounded Bullet storage facilities for LPG, Propane and Petrochemical Feedstocks (Propylene & Butylene) (Total 12 Mounded bullets.) at a cost of Rs.279 Crore which was also inaugurated by Pradhan on this occasion.
Pon. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State, Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, Govt. of India, in his address, while complimenting CPCL, attributed its success to its Human Resources and called upon the workforce to maintain the momentum.
M.C.Sampath, Minister of Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu, in his address assured the support of the State Government for the growth projects of CPCL. Dr. P.Venugopal, Member of Parliament, Thiruvallur: T.G.Venkatesh Babu, Member of Parliament, North Chennai, and K.P.P.Samy, Member of Legislative Assembly, Thiruvottiyur constituency also addressed the gathering on the occasion.
At the outset, B. Ashok, Chairman, CPCL and IndianOil Group companies, welcomed the gathering. Gautam Roy, Managing Director, CPCL, proposed a vote of thanks.
CPCL, formerly Madras Refineries Limited, formed on December 30, 1965, is a group company of IndianOil, and has refineries in Manali near Chennai and Panangudi near Nagapattinam, which cater to the energy needs of Tamil Nadu and parts of the neighbouring States. Beginning as a 2.5 million tonnes per annum refinery, CPCL has over the past five decades expanded into an integrated 11.5 million tonnes per annum refining company.