India’s Reliance Industries revenue surges, powered by oil enterprise

The emblem of Reliance Industries is pictured in a stall on the Vibrant Gujarat International Commerce Present at Gandhinagar, India, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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BENGALURU, July 22 (Reuters) – India’s Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) on Friday reported a 46.3% leap in June-quarter revenue, as strong refining margins attributable to consumption of cheaper Russian crude and gas exports buoyed its dominant oil-to-chemicals enterprise.

The Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate stated consolidated revenue rose to 179.55 billion rupees ($2.25 billion) within the three months ended June 30 in contrast with 122.73 billion rupees a 12 months earlier.

Reliance emerged as one of many key consumers of discounted Russian crude after some Western consumers shunned it following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in late February.

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The non-public refiner through the quarter additionally boosted gas exports, particularly to European international locations grappling with shortages as a result of sanctions on Russia. learn extra

“Geopolitical battle has brought about vital dislocation in power markets and disrupted conventional commerce flows. This together with resurgent demand has resulted in tighter gas markets and improved product margins,” stated Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries.

Reliance’s June qtr revenue soars on strong refining margins and gas cracks

Refining margins for diesel, gasoline and jet gas in Asia hit a document excessive in June.

Consolidated income from the oil-to-chemicals enterprise – comprising the world’s largest refining advanced at Jamnagar and petrochemicals vegetation – jumped 56.7% to 1.62 trillion rupees, its finest ever quarterly efficiency, the corporate stated.

Reliance, which produces fuel from an extremely deep water block within the nation’s east coast, stated it additionally benefited from a revision in native fuel costs and expects larger native costs from October.

India pegs its domestically produced fuel to international benchmarks. learn extra

V. Srikanth, joint chief monetary officer of Reliance, stated export taxes will prohibit India’s abroad gas gross sales and diminish realisation.

On July 1, India imposed the windfall tax on exports of gasoline, diesel and aviation gas after non-public refiners turned to abroad gross sales to realize from strong refining margins as a substitute of promoting at lower-than-market charges within the nation. learn extra

The federal government nonetheless later withdrew export tax on gasoline and minimize duties on different refined fuels as cracks eased. learn extra

The corporate’s telecom unit, Jio, reported a close to 24% surge in internet revenue, whereas gross income at its retail unit, the nation’s largest, soared 52%. learn extra

Reliance stated common income per consumer (ARPU), a key efficiency metric, for Jio through the quarter was at 175.7 rupees per subscriber per 30 days, a rise of 27% from a 12 months in the past.

Mukesh Ambani final month stepped down from the telecoms arm and handed the reins to his son Akash, setting the stage for a management transition at his enterprise empire. learn extra

(This story corrects to repair spellings of Mukesh Ambani, Jio, Akash)

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Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru and Nidhi Verma in Delhi; Enhancing by Sriraj Kalluvila and David Evans

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