Karachi, January 29, 2018 (PPI-OT):Pakistan’s leading energy company, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited, is modernizing its logistics operation and is inducting brand new oil tankers for safely transporting petroleum products from its refinery in Mouza Kund across Pakistan. Following OGRA’s new safety protocols and guidelines, Byco is inducting modern oil tankers that comply with the latest OGRA and NHA safety guidelines for ADR Tank Lorries in its fleet for white oil transportation.
At a ceremony to induct the new oil tankers, Mr. Amir Abbassciy, Chief Executive Officer, BPPL, remarked: “Byco’s roll out of state-of-the-art, OGRA compliant oil tankers underscores our commitment to ensure that safety will always be Byco’s top priority.” Adopting industry best practices, Byco intends to completely modernize its white oil fleet of approximately 200 tank lorries to ensure the safe transportation of Byco’s products across Pakistan, consistent with the rules and regulations of transporting petroleum products. To ensure compliance of the OGRA and NHA standards, new tank lorries of 24 KL and 48 KL each were inducted in Byco’s fleet today at Byco’s Head Office in Clifton.
Byco places the utmost importance on safety. In December 2017, Byco conducted the nation’s largest Oil Spill simulation exercise in conjunction with the Pakistan Navy, entitled Barracuda. This exercise tests the readiness of the firm to deal with a maritime loss of containment. Similarly, Byco has put into place Tier 3 oil spill response, making it the only firm in Pakistan having this international standard. Byco regularly conducts safety trainings for its employees, to ensure they are aware of their roles and responsibilities and are prepared in case of any mitigating circumstances.
About Byco: Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited (BPPL) is one of Pakistan’s leading energy firms, engaged in the businesses of oil refining, petroleum marketing, and petroleum logistics. Byco’s mission is to meet its customer’s energy needs in Pakistan and beyond. The Company manufactures a wide range of petroleum products with a vision to achieve sustainable productivity and profitability while upholding high environmental, health and safety standards.
Byco is Pakistan’s largest oil refiner by design capacity, and is the nation’s only firm having a dedicated Single Point Mooring (SPM). Byco’s SPM is the first liquid port in the country, and the company employs a round-the-clock crew dedicated for the safety and security of the buoy and vessels in and around the SPM’s anchorage area. The SPM is Pakistan’s only terminal having a Tier 3 oil spill response membership.
Byco refines crude oil into various marketable components including Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Light Naphtha, Heavy Naphtha, High Octane Blending Component, Motor Gasoline, Kerosene, Jet Fuels, High Speed Diesel and Furnace Oil. Byco is proud to have the largest capacity crude oil storage tanks in the country. Byco’s marketing network supports retail outlets in more than 80 cities all over Pakistan and is an emerging player in Pakistan’s oil marketing sector. Byco’s diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of approximately 900 dedicated employees across the firm’s divisions.
For more information, contact:
Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited
The Harbour Front, 9th Floor, Dolmen City, HC-3,
Block 4, Marine Drive, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan