Benchmark refining margins have nearly doubled in Quarter 2 FY20 led by a surge in cracks across products. GRMs across IOC/BPCL/HPCL/RIL are expected to increase meaningfully this quarter.

Reliance Industries: Refining strength offsets petchem weakness

Reliance should benefit from a pick-up in refining margins and the benefits of gas usage flexibility as a feedstock in its refineries

Outlook: Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) should be key beneficiaries

OMCs should benefit with commencement of GRM recovery, sustainably strong marketing margins and inexpensive valuations. Privatisation of BPCL could lead to re-rating of the entire sector.

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