The company made this announcement during trading hours today, 1 April 2008.
Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was up 41.66 points, or 0.27%, to 15,686.10.
On BSE, 1.06 crore shares were traded in the counter. The scrip had an average daily volume of 1.22 crore shares in the past one quarter.
The stock hit a high of Rs 168 so far during the day. The stock had a 52-week high of Rs 277.55 on 2 January 2008 and a 52-week low of Rs 64.30 on 2 April 2007.
The large-cap scrip had outperformed the market over the past one month till 31 March 2008, declining 10.82% compared to the Sensex's fall of 11%. It had underperformed the market in the past one quarter, declining 30.95% compared to Sensex's decline of 22.94%.
The company's current equity is Rs 4500 crore. Face value per share is Rs 10.
Reliance Petroleum (RPL) was incorporated as a 100% subsidiary of Reliance Industries (RIL) in October 2005 to set up a grassroot petroleum refinery and polypropylene (PP) plant in the special economic zone (SEZ) at Jamnagar.