CEYPETCO

எமது நிறுவனத்தின் வரலாறு

1962

The Corporation commenced business in competition with other Oil Companies who were operating in the country at that time.

1968

The Corporation commenced business in competition with other Oil Companies who were operating in the country at that time.

1964

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation took over the entire business of import, sale and distribution of petroleum products within the country.
The Kolonnawa Oil Installation, regional bulk depots and retail outlets which operated under three different oil companies prior to nationalization was subject to several transformations and improvements of their facilities to perform its operations as one entity. Since then, new bulk depots / retail outlets were constructed and storage capacity of Kolonnawa Installation & regional depots were increased. A Fire & Safety Division was set up in Kolonnawa Installation with the introduction of a new fire hydrant systems and the internal road network was improved to facilitate operational and maintenance activities. The gantry filling facility was improved to suit replenishment of large capacity bowsers introduced in mid 90’s.

1969

The refinery commenced production. The refining capacity was subsequently increased to 50,000 BPD by increasing the crude distiller capacity in 1979. Another important project that was completed in the same year was the installation of Lubricating Oil Blending Plant at the Kolonnawa Installation. The Corporation entered in to the Agrochemical business in competition with the private sector, with a view to market agro chemicals at competitive prices.

1971

The Bunkering operations at the Ports and Aviation Re-fuelling activities were integrated in to the Corporation by further amendments to the CPC Act.

1978

The Corporation built a factory to manufacture Nylon 6 yarn for textile, tires & finishing industries at a cost of Rs. 603 Million.

1987

In order to reduce freight on crude oil and to meet the development plans of the Colombo port, a Single Point Buoy Mooring (SPBM) facility was installed 9.2 Kilo metres off shore Colombo Port. The project was commissioned in 1987 together with an intermediate crude oil storage tank farm at Orugodawatte at a total cost of Rs.1,764 Million.

1992

The Corporation took further steps to modernize the Refinery and increase its efficiency by revamping the crude distiller unit in 1992 at a cost of Rs. 250 Million.

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