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RIL to invest Rs 1.5 lakh crore in 3 years

Last updated on: June 6, 2013 14:57 IST

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Reliance Industries on Thursday announced an investment of Rs 1.5 lakh crore (Rs 1.in core business of petrochemicals and oil and gas as well as in retail and telecom sectors in the next 3 years.

Addressing company shareholders, RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said, "Reliance has embarked upon its largest investment programme in its history."

The investments span oil and gas exploration and production, refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and broadband and digital services, he said.

What Mukesh Ambani said at the 38th Reliance AGM

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Image: Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, poses for photographers before addressing the annual shareholders meeting in Mumbai June 6, 2013.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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RIL is aiming to be 'among top 5 petrochemical producers in the world,' he said adding the petrochem capacity is being expanded to 25 million tonnes from 15 million tonness/year.

Ambani had in the last AGM announced an investment of Rs 1,00,000 crore (Rs 1,000 billion) over 4-5 years, which has now been expanded to Rs 1.5 lakh crore (Rs 1.5 trillion) and time compressed to 3 years.

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Image: Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani.
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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While RIL' partnership with UK's BP has started delivering results with a significant gas discovery being made 2-km below the currently producing fields in KG-D6 block, the company is now looking at quickly bringing into production satellite fields in the flagging block and nearby areas.

Also, it is looking at beginning production from its Sohagpur coal-bed methane (CBM) blocks in Madhya Pradesh by 2015, he said.

What Mukesh Ambani said at the 38th Reliance AGM


Image: Reliance Industries' KG-D6 facility located in Andhra Pradesh.
Photographs: Reuters

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