Refinery Limited is the oldest refinery of South Asia. Since its
commissioning after World War-I, it has passed through various stages
of transformation and has stood through time of war and peace. From
batch distillation stills of 2,500 BPD, today it has grown into a
modern state-of-the-art refinery with a capacity of 40,000 BPD.
Refinery Limited (ARL) is the pioneer in crude oil refining in the
country with its operations dating back to the early 19th century.
Backed by a rich experience of more than 80 years of its successful
operations, ARL's plants have been gradually upgraded/replaced with
state-of-the-art hardware to remain competitive and to meet new
challenges and requirements.
incorporated as a private limited company in November, 1978, to take
the business of the Attock Oil Company Limited (AOC) relating to
refining of crude oil and supplying of refined petroleum products. It
was subsequently converted into a public limited company in June 1979
and is listed on the three stock exchanges of the country. The Company
is also registered with the Central Depository Company of Pakistan (CDC).
located at Rawalpindi, ARL's configuration/processing allows it to
process from the lightest to the heaviest (23-65 API) crudes to
produce a complete range of petroleum products from LPG to Asphalt
including specialty products such as Jet Fuels (Jet A 1, JP-4, and
JP-8), Cutback Asphalts, Polymer Modified Asphalt, Mineral Turpentine
Oil and Solvent Oil.
began in 1922, when two small (2,500 barrel per day) 'Stills' came on
stream at Morgah. The setting up of these facilities followed the
first discovery of oil at Khaur where drilling started on January 22,
1915, and at a very shallow depth of 223 feet 5,000 barrels of oil
flowed. Fortune turned in 1937 with the discovery of oil in Well No. 7
at Dhulian. As the crude availability and the demand for petroleum
products in the area increased, the refinery was expanded in late
thirties and early forties. A 5,500 BPD Lummus Two-Stage-Distillation
Unit, a Dubbs Thermal Cracker, Lubricating Oil Refinery with wax
purification facility and the Edeleanu Solvent Extraction unit for
smoke-point correction of kerosene were added. With subsequent
discoveries of oil, the capacity of refinery was increased in 1981 by
the addition of two distillation units of 5,000 and 20,000 BPD
capacity each. Another major expansion and upgradation project was
completed in 1999 with the installation of Heavy Crude Unit of 10,000
bpd and a Catalytic Reformer of 5,000 bpd. A Captive Power Plant with
installed capacity of 7.5 Megawatt was commissioned in 2000. ARL's
current nameplate capacity stands at 40,000 BPD.
VISION 2020 & MISSION 2010
its corporate vision for becoming a world class and leading
organization continuously providing high quality and
environment-friendly energy resources, ARL wants to be seen as a model
diversified energy resource and petrochemical organization exceeding
expectations of all stakeholders. We believe that our success is not a
matter of chance, but of commitment to the enduring beliefs and values
that are engrained in the way we think and take actions to pursue a
climate of excellence.
RECEIPTS AT ARL
receiving and processing crude from Northern and Southern oil fields
of Pakistan. Crude from the Southern fields is light sweet whereas the
crude from Northern fields comprises Light Sweet, Light Sour and
Medium/Heavy type. 70% of crude processed at ARL is received through
pipeline and the rest is through road bowsers.
crude is received at Khaur Crude Decanting Facility (KCDF), which is
located 100 kilometers from refinery in Khaur. Pipeline from KCDF
allows transportation of crude to ARL thus reducing road bowser
traffic in the city area.
in continuous search for value-added products and has now embarked on
the production of Polymer Modified Bitumen (PMB), which is the first
venture of this kind in the country and in line with our long term
commitment for bringing innovation to our valued customers, ensuring
durability and maintainability of Pakistan's roads in the process.
This can be evaluated not only through our investment in PMB plant
which was inaugurated in March 2001, but also through various trial
sections carried out with our PMB which are performing very well for
over two years now.
ARL has also successfully added JP8 to its range of Jet fuels
production, which already included JP1 and JP4.
already supplied Low Sulfur Diesel and Low Sulfur Furnace Oil to the
market in line with its policy of producing more environment friendly
fuels and is now also producing unleaded gasoline. ARL is now
targeting low benzene and low aromatics gasoline production.
with the government policy for maximization of exports, ARL has also
successfully started export of PMG, HSD and jet fuels to Afghanistan
and Petrochemical grade Naphtha to Singapore, Middle East, etc.
TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMY OF PAKISTAN
strategically located in the Oil and energy sector providing petroleum
products to the Northern Region of the country and simultaneously
providing an outlet to crude oil produced in the Potohar Region of
enormously contributing towards the economy of Pakistan in the
petroleum products to Civil and Defence markets including airlines,
railways, power stations, cement and other industries.
an outlet to indigenous production of crude oil in Pakistan and
particularly from the Potohar Region otherwise required to be exported
or transported at huge cost.
of government duties/taxes on supply of petroleum products including
General Sales Tax.
of foreign exchange earnings through exporting petroleum products,
including Naphtha/Jet Fuels.
employment and work opportunities in the Refinery including deployment
of large transportation fleet of crude oil and products.
& GOOD BUSINESS PRACTICES
Attock Refinery Limited, we are committed to follow the highest
standards of ethical business practices. Our actions are governed by
the values and principles that we share. We have committed ourselves
to conduct the business in an honest, ethical, transparent and legal
manner. The company wants to be seen as a role model in the Corporate
World and Community by its conduct and business practices. We believe
in transparency, maximum disclosures and strict compliance to law. We
help our employees in keeping them fully abreast of the latest
knowledge and skills through in-house and out-sourced training and
ensures full compliance with:
Code of Corporate Governance issued by the
Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan.
ARL's Statement of Ethics and Business Practices
ARL Core Values; and
Code of Practice for Gender Justice at the
compliance with the Good Business practices is
evident from awards/recognitions received from:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan;
- The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants
- Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan;
- Management Association of Pakistan.
CORPORATE REPORT IN ENERGY SECTOR
2nd Position 2001
1st Position 2002
2nd Position 2003
1st Position 2004
CORPORATE EXCELLENCE AWARD
OF THE REGION IN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
1st Position 2004
1st Position 2005
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
promotes sustainable community development as part
of its core values to create the foundation for a
more equitable, just, productive, competitive and
knowledge-based environment. As a responsible
corporate citizen, ARL has always believed in
working as part of community and has made sizable
contributions for projects in the field of
environment, health, income generation, women
development, HRD, education and sports.
activities in this domain are distinguished from
others on account of innovative in nature. ARL's
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives
whether in the field of environment, health care,
development of women skills, elimination of poverty
or conservation of rich biodiversity are all
sustainable in nature.
management is committed to achieve the target of
enhancing its refining capacity, provision of
environment-friendly quality petroleum products,
clean, pollution-free production practices; and
improved services. As part of ARL's business
diversification plans, a White Petroleum Oil
pipeline project has been launched considering it
the safest, economical, most reliable and
environment-friendly mode of transportation.
Similarly, ARL is also proposing to build a 150 MW
Power Plant based on the Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO)
from the indigenous crude oil processed at the ARL
refinery in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.