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Jamnagar, India

Jamnagar has two refinery complexes, and is the world’s largest oil-refining hub.

The second refinery is the sixth largest in the world and is located in the Special Economic Zone at Jamnagar.

There is also a Fluidised Catalytic Cracker (FCC), Coker, Alkylation, Paraxylene, Polypropylene, Refinery offgas (ROG) cracker and Petcoke gasification plants.

The oil for all the units is imported using tankers which are docked at the Reliance Ports and Terminals. As such, the pollution load in this area is high.

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Mr. Jayendrasinh Ker

Shows the operational 20 MMTP refinery of Nayara Energy. Nayara has received the Environmental Clearance for expansion, for a total capacity of 46 MMTP.

Jayendrasinh Ker

Explores the Marine National Park and its signage.
Mr. Jayendrasinh Ker

Films the pollution of a coal based thermal power plant and how it enters the Marine National Park and its waterways.

Mr. Jayendrasinh Ker

Says that the government has made several attempts to maintain the mangroves, but the levels of pollution are too high.

Mr. Jayendrasinh Ker

Shows the Nayara Energy’s single point mooring facility can be seen from the Marine National Park and impacts marine ecology.
Kiran Sangar

Fisherman and resident of Vadinar village. Explains how fishermen have to go further out to sea, as they are not allowed to fish near company facilities.

Kiritsih Solanki

Bharana Resident

Speaks of Nayara Energy’s oil storage facility and the discharge that pollutes the surrounding bodies of water.
Jayendrasinh Ker

Shows how water from the oil storage facility pollutes groundwater, spoiling crops.

The oil storage facility of Indian Oil Corporation. Adjoining this facility are salt pans where salt is made.

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