Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has given the nod on the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group’s proposal of raising the Dung Quat Oil Refinery’s designed capacity.

Accordingly, the Dung Quat Oil Refinery’s designed annual capacity of 6.5 million tonnes will be raised to 10 million tonnes, said Dang Hong Son, Office Manager of the Binh Son Oil Refinery Company, which manages the Dung Quat refinery.

With the current 6.5 million tonne capacity, the 3 billion USD Dung Quat refinery can meet up to 30 percent of the needs for petroleum products in the country.

The plant is expected to satisfy higher petroleum needs and shape up the first oil refinery consortium once it runs with the expanded capacity.

Rolling out its first product on February 22, 2009, the Dung Quat refinery has to date produced such items as LPG, Propylen, non-lead petrol, kerosene, petrol for planes, DO and FO./.