Oil & Natural Gas Refineries In India
In this article, you will find detailed information about refineries in India. There are various oil & natural gas refineries in India, situated in the different parts of the country.
To meet the ever increasing demand for the petroleum products, the refining capacity of the refineries in India has gradually gone up over the years. This is mainly done with the help of setting up new refineries and also expanding the refining capacity of the existing refineries in India. The total number of oil & natural gas refineries in India as of April, 2009 is equal to twenty in the country consisting of seventeen in the Public Sector and three in the Private Sector.
With this much number of refineries in India and their capacity to produce, India is not only self-reliant in refining capacity for its domestic consumption but it also exports petroleum products considerably.
Let us take a look at general information describing details about a refinery.
An oil refinery which is also known as a petroleum and natural gas refinery is basically a big sized industrial plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful petroleum products, like LPG, diesel fuel, asphalt base and kerosene etc. These refineries are generally spread over huge sized industrial complexes and widespread pipes are running throughout the complex, carrying streams of fluids between large chemical processing units. Nowadays, latest and sophisticated techniques are employed in refineries Coming back to our original topic of refineries in India, presented below are the names of the major refineries in India along the name of the place where these Oil & natural gas refineries in India are located:
The leading companies in the filed of natural gas exploration and production has set up refineries in India at various places.
The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC) has set up refineries at:
Guwahati in Assam
Barauni in Bihar
Koyali, Vadodara, Gujarat
Haldia, West Bengal
The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has set up refineries in India at:
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has also set up refinery at: