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Money Jul 27, 2012

MRPL shares tank after net loss of Rs 1,521 crore

By Firstbiz Staff

Shares of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, decline nearly 9 percent after media reported the company incurred a net loss of Rs 1,521 crore vs a profit of Rs 173 crore a year ago.

The company's gross refining margin, the difference between price of crude oil and the refined product, was a (-)$4.15 per barrel, which means the company is losing $4.15 per barrel on refining. This is against $3.72 per barrel margin it got a year ago, CNBC-TV18 reported.

Reuters

Its gross turnover was Rs 13,470 crore compared with Rs 14,520 crore a year ago.

MRPL also incurred a foreign exchange loss of Rs 649 crore, wider than Rs 83 crore a year ago.

At 3 p.m, the stock was at Rs 53.80, down 5.20 percent.

by Firstbiz Staff

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