Sapugaskanda Oil Pipeline

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Sapugaskanda Oil Pipeline is an operating crude oil pipeline in Sri Lanka.[1][2]


The pipeline runs from the port of Sapusgaskanda to the Sapusgaskanda oil refinery.[2]

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Project Details

  • Owner: Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)[2]
  • Current Capacity: 50,000 barrels per day[2]
  • Length: 3.6 mi / 5.8 km[2]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 1969[3]


The pipeline was built by Iran and handled Iranian light crude until the imposition of economic sanctions on Iran in 2012 for development of its nuclear program.[4]

Expansion Project Details

  • Owner: Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)[1]
  • Proposed capacity: 100,000 barrels per day[5]
  • Proposed length:
  • Status: Proposed[6]
  • Start Year:

Expansion Project Background

In 2018 Ceylon Petroleum announced a plan to increase capacity to 100,000 bpd in partnership with IndianOil but has not signed an agreement to do so.[4] In July 2019 it was reported that CPC was evaluating bids for the expansion of the refinery.[7] In 2021, Ceylon Petroleum issued an invitation for proposals for consultancy services to carry out a feasibility study for construction of a new 100,000 bpd capacity oil refinery at Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka.[5]In addition, CPC is also reportedly planning to build a new oil pipeline to complement the existing port-to-refinery pipeline.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "". Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 75. "Sri Lanka - Oil and Gas". International Trade Administration | Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  3. Sri Lanka- Energy Sector Assessment, Strategy and Roadmap (PDF). Asian Development Bank. 2019. p. 61.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Iran agrees to build new refinery for Sri Lanka, Hydrocarbons Processing, May 16, 2018
  5. 5.0 5.1 INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS; Consultancy Services to Carry Out a Feasibility Study for Construction of a New 100,000 bpd Capacity Oil Refinery at Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka on Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) Basis (PDF). CEYLON PETROLEUM CORPORATION. 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sri Lanka seeks to resolve trade imbalances by expanding oil-refining capabilities". Oxford Business Group. 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  7. Sri Lanka - Oil and Gas,, Jul. 22, 2019

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