As part of its modernisation drive, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has constructed a Rs.330-crore greenfield oil terminal at Ennore.
This will not only enable it to move petroleum products from Ennore Port to its terminal seamlessly through dedicated pipelines, but also decongest the Tondiarpet area in north Chennai. The new oil terminal is expected to start functioning soon. Talking to The Hindu, Y.V.N. Sarma, DGM - Ennore Project, HPCL Chennai New Terminal, said the current HPCL terminal was located on 15 acres of land having a tankage of 50,000 KL at Tondiarpet. HPCL had decided to discontinue its operations there and move POL products (petroleum, oil and lubricants) to Ennore in a phased manner.