Sapugaskanda refinery upgraded
Petroleum Industries Ministry decided to upgrade the laboratories of
the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Ceylon Petroleum Storage
Terminal Ltd (CPSTL) with the support of an agency meeting with
The decision was taken considering the fact that most of the new
machines and equipment imported to Sri Lanka are made to suit European
standards in the consumption of oil. A programme was initiated under the
project to upgrade the Sapugaskanda oil refinery to produce fuel
varieties to suit vehicles and equipment to European standard.
The Ministry said the modernization of the Sapugaskanda oil refinery
is carried out only by the CPC, and no involvement of the Lanka Indian
Oil Company or any other private institution is sought for the project.