Our Refineries


Mumbai Refinery

Mumbai Refinery Mumbai Refinery was commissioned in 1954 by the erstwhile ESSO with a crude refining capacity of 1.25 MMTPA. The capacity was increased to 7.5 MMTPA in phases. In 1974, the Government of India nationalized ESSO operations and formed Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited.

Mumbai Refinery sources its crude from both imported and indigenous sources. Imported crude is transported through marine tankers berthed at Jawahar Dweep jetty and pumped to Refinery Crude storage tanks. Indigenous crude mainly Mumbai High (MH) is pumped from ONGC offshore terminal into Refinery Crude storage tanks.

The products currently manufactured by Mumbai Refinery are LPG, Naphtha, Motor Spirit (MS), Food Grade Hexane, Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO), High Speed Diesel (HSD), Light Diesel Oil (LDO), Low Sulphur Heavy Stock (LSHS), Industrial Furnace Oil (IFO), Rubber Processing Oil, Lube Oil Base Stocks (LOBS), Bitumen, Sulphur, etc.

These products are evacuated to the marketing terminals, coastally moved through tankers and most of the product evacuation is carried out to various consumption points through Mumbai Pune Sholapur Pipeline (MPSPL).

Visakh Refinery

Visakh Refinery Visakh Refinery was the first East Coast Oil refinery of India, commissioned in 1957 by Caltex Oil Refining India Ltd. (CORIL) with a crude processing capacity of 0.675 MMTPA. The refinery has been expanded in phases to 8.3 MMTPA. Caltex Refinery, along with its marketing facilities were nationalized in 1976 and amalgamated with HPCL in 1978.

Visakh Refinery, till 1985, used to receive indigenous and imported crude through tankers cargo up to 30 TMT from the Oil Wharf Jetties located in Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT). Offshore Tanker Terminal (OSTT) was commissioned by VPT for crude unloading through Suez max tanker. The draft limitations at Jetty were restricting bigger size vessels. To overcome this limitation, Visakh Refinery constructed Single Point Mooring (SPM) for discharging of Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC).

The products currently manufactured in Refinery are LPG, Propylene, Naphtha, MS, ATF, SKO, HSD, LDO, LSHS, IFO, Bitumen, Sulphur, VLSFO etc.

These products are evacuated to the marketing terminals, coastally moved through tankers and also transferred through cross-country pipeline from Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad via Vijayawada (VVSPL).

Mumbai Lubes Refinery

Visakh RefineryThe Lube Refinery was commissioned in 1969 as a joint venture between ESSO & Government of India with a capacity of 165 Thousand Metric Tonnes Per Annum (TMTPA) of Lubricating Oil Base Stocks. Subsequently, the joint venture, Lube India Ltd., was taken over by Government of India and merged with HPCL. With the demand for Lube Oil Base Stocks going up, further de-bottlenecking and expansion increased the capacity to 428 TMTPA. Today it is the largest lubricating oil refinery in India accounting for over 40% of the installed capacity in the country.

HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd.

HMEL is a joint venture between HPCL and Mittal Energy Ltd., with equity holding of 48.99% each.

HMEL is a leading integrated refining and petrochemical company in India with operations that span crude oil refining, petrochemical production & marketing. It owns and operates a 11.3 MMTPA Guru Gobind Singh Refinery (GGSR), including various ancillary facilities near Bathinda, in Punjab.

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical Ltd

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) is a joint venture of HPCL and ONGC wherein ONGC holds 71.63% of equity , HPCL holds 16.96% equity, and balance equity is held by public. MRPL operates 15 MMTPA refinery at Mangalore in Karnataka.