ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Post on Monday issued a commemorative postage stamp of Rs20 on the completion of 100 years of successful operations of Attock Refinery Limited (ARL).

ARL, a pioneer of crude oil refining in this part of the world, is a member of the Attock Group of Companies, the only fully integrated group covering all segments of oil and gas industry from exploration, production and refining to marketing of petroleum products, besides being also engaged in power generation, manufacturing and trading of cement and other entrepreneurial activities.

The history of ARL begins with the discovery of oil by Attock Oil Company in 1915, ARL started in 1922 with two small stills of 2,500 barrels per day (bpd).

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the company was refining10,000 bpd.

In 1981, with the addition of two distillation units, the company’s refining capacity increased to 30,000 bpd. Now, it stands at 53,400 bpd with improved specifications of products.

The ARL is now gearing up to undertake another major upgradation project to meet Euro-V specifications.

Published in Dawn, July 26th, 2022

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