Oil Refineries in India

Guwahati Refinery, (Assam) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

Guwahati Refinery, the first in public sector, was set up in collaboration with Rumania at a cost of Rs. 17.29 crores and commissioned on 1st January, 1962 with design capacity of 0.75 MMTPA. The refinery has also installed in 2003 Indmax Unit, a novel technology developed by IOCL R&D Centre for upgrading heavy ends to LPG, motor spirit and diesel oil.

Barauni Refinery, (Bihar) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

Barauni Refinery in Eastern India was built in collaboration with the Soviet Union at a cost of Rs. 49.4 crores and went on stream in July, 1964. Refinery Expansion project, which also included Residue Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (RFCCU) and Diesel Hydrotreating Unit (DHDT).

Koyali Refinery- (Gujarat) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

The Gujarat Refinery was built with Soviet assistance at a cost of Rs.26.00 crores and went on stream in October. The Refinery was designed to process crude from Ankleshwar, Kalol and Nawagam oilfields of Oil & Natural Gas Commission in Gujarat.

Haldia Refinery- ( West Bengal) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

The Haldia Refinery for processing 2.5 MMTPA of Middle East crude was commissioned in January, 1975 with two sectors- one for producing fuel products and other for Lube base stocks. The fuel sector was built with French collaboration and the Lube sector with Romanian collaboration.

Mathura Refinery – (Uttar Pradesh) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

The Mathura Refinery with capacity of 6.00 MMTPA was set up at a cost of RS.253.92 crores. The Refinery was commissioned in January, 1982 excluding FCCU and Sulphur Recovery Units which were commissioned in Jan, 1983.

Digboi Refinery – (Assam) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

The Refinery was set up at Digboi in 1901 by Assam Oil Company Limited. The Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. took over the Refinery and marketing management of Assam Oil Company Ltd. with effect from 14.10.1981 and created a separate division.

Panipat Refinery – (Haryana) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

The refinery was set up in 1998 at Baholi Village in Distt. Panipat, Haryana at a cost of Rs.3868 crores. The refining capacity of the refinery was 6.0 MMTPA. Refining capacity was expanded from 6 MMTPA to 12 MMTPA in Aug’ 2006. Major secondary units in the extended facilities includes Hydro-cracking Unit, Delayed Coking unit, Heralding Indian Oil’s entry into Plastics Industry, Panipat Naphtha Cracker Unit, Mono ethylene Glycol (MEG) unit, Poly propylene (PP) unit, Linear Low density Poly Ethylene (LLDPE) and High density Poly ethylene (HDPE) units etc. were commissioned progressively between March 2010 to May 2010.

Bongaigaon Refinery – (Assam) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (BRPL) was incorporated on 20th February 1974 as a Govt. Company fully owned by the Central Government. BRPL became a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited has been amalgamated with the holding company, Indian Oil Corporation Limited effective from March 25, 2009.

Mumbai Refinery (Maharashtra) – Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Mumbai Refinery was first incorporated in 1952 as Standard Vacuum Refining Company of India (StanVac) which was commissioned in 1954 with an installed capacity of 1.25 MMTPA. In 1962 StanVac was named ESSO India Limited. On 15th July 1974 the undertakings of ESSO and Lube India Ltd was nationalized and merged to form Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). In 2010 a new Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU-II) of capacity 1.45 MMTPA was commissioned. Mumbai Refinery processes 67% of High Sulphur crude oil sourced from the Persian Gulf region and 33% of Low Sulphur crude predominantly from Mumbai High. The refinery has set up a state-of-the art Integrated Effluent Treatment Plant (IETP), which is one of its kind in the countr

Visakh Refinery (Andhra Pradesh) – Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

HPCL’s Visakh Refinery was commissioned in 1957 by Caltex Oil Refining (India) Ltd. with an installed capacity of 0.675 MMTPA. This was one of the first major industries of Visakhapatnam and also the first oil Refinery on the East Coast. The Refinery was taken over by the Government of India in 1976 and was consequently amalgamated with HPCL in 1978.

Mumbai Refinery (Maharashtra) – Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).

The refinery in Mumbai came on stream in January 1955 under the ownership of Burmah Shell Refineries Ltd with an original design capacity to process 2.2 MMPTA of crude oil. Following the Government acquisition of the Burmah Shell, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd came into existence on 24th January 1976. BPCL Mumbai refinery is an ISO 9001, 14001 & ONSAS 18001 refinery.

Kochi Refinery (Kerala) – Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

The Kochi Refinery, Ltd (KRL), a public sector undertaking was set up in pursuance of formation agreement dated 27th April, 1963 between Govt. of India, Philips Petroleum Co. of USA and Duncan Brothers of Calcutta. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd acquired the shares of Govt. of India in KRL in March 2001.

Pursuant to order dated 18TH August 2006 issued by Ministry of Company Affairs, the refinery has been amalgamated with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd to form BPCL Kochi Refinery.

It is an ISO 14001 Environment Management System (EMS) and ISO 9000:2000 Quality Management System (QMS) accredited refinery and has also obtained the ISO 17025 (Testing methods in quality Control) certification by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories)

Manali Refinery (Tamil Nadu) -Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (CPCL)

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), formerly known as Madras Refineries Limited (MRL) was formed as a joint venture in 1965 between the Government of India (GOI), AMOCO and National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). In 1985, AMOCO disinvested in favour of GOI. Currently IOC holds 51.88% while NIOC continued its holding at 15.40%. Therefore, the CPCL became a subsidiary of IOCL in 2001. CPCL has also implemented the following “First of its kind” Project in the Oil industry:

8 MGD Sea Water Desalination Project to augment the water requirements of its Refinery at a cost of Rs.231 Crores. Under its Renewable Energy Initiative, a Wind Energy Farm with a capacity of 17.6 MW was commissioned at Pushpathur, Tamil Nadu in 2007 at a cost of Rs.90 Crores.

Cauvery Basin Refinery (Nagapattinam-Tamil Nadu) – Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL)

CPCL’s second refinery is located at Cauvery Basin at Nagapattinam. The initial unit was set up in Nagapattinam with a capacity of 0.5 MMTPA in 1993 and later on its capacity was enhanced to 1.0 MMTPA. An Oil Jetty was commissioned in 2003 in Nagapattinam area for handling crude and products for Cauvery Basin Refinery.

Numaligarh Refinery (ASSAM) – Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL)

Numaligarh Refinery, Popularly known as ” Assam Accord Refinery” has been set up as a grass -root refinery at Numaligarh in the district of Golaghat ( Assam) in fulfilment of the commitment made by Government of India in the historic ” Assam Accord” , signed on 15-8-1985 for providing thrust towards industrial and economic development of Assam.

Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) was incorporated as a Company on 22-4-1993. Commercial production of Numaligarh Refinery commenced from 1.10.2000.

Current shareholding pattern of NRL is : Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (61.65%), Oil India Limited (26%) and Government of Assam (12.35%). The refining capacity of this refinery is 3.0 MMTPA.

Mangalore Refinery (KARNATAKA) – Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd.

The refinery’s first phase of 3.69 MMTPA was commissioned in March 1996 and the second phase of 6.00 MMTPA in September 1999. MRPL was originally set up as a Joint Venture refinery, promoted by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) and the Aditya Birla Group of Companies, pursuant to an MOU entered into amongst Govt. of India, HPCL and Indian Rayon (Aditya Birla Group of Companies).

Tatipaka Refinery ( Andhra Pradesh) – Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC )

A mini refinery (Phase-I) of ONGC with capacity of 0.066 MMTPA with an approved cost of Rs.27.00 crore was commissioned in September, 2001 at Tatipaka in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.

Reliance Petroleum Limited (RPL) (Private Sector), JAMNAGAR (GUJARAT)

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has two refineries. The present capacity of the first refinery is 33 MMTPA. Post amalgamation of Reliance Petroleum Limited with RIL, RPL refinery (a unit in Jamnagar SEZ) has become the second refinery of RIL. The capacity of the second refinery (SEZ) is 27 MMTPA .

Essar Oil Limited (EOL) (Private Sector), VADINAR (GUJARAT)

The private sector refinery was commissioned in November 2006 with an installed capacity of 10.50 MMTPA at Vadinar, Gujarat.

Bina Refinery – Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL) (Madhya Pradesh)

A 6 MMTPA grassroots refinery set up by Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL), a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Oman Oil Corporation Limited (OOCL), at Bina, District Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, at an approved cost of about Rs.12,200 crores was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister on 5.2011.