Bharat Petroleum operates the Kochi refinery, which is located in Kerala, India. It is an integrated refinery owned by Bharat Petroleum. The refinery, which started operations in 1966, has an NCI of 11.25.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 310
Coking (mbd): 77
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 79
Reformer (mbd): 38
Hydrotreater (mbd): 286
Isomerization (mbd): 14

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 310mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Kochi refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $65.85m.

Maintenance activities at Kochi refinery

The Kochi refinery witnessed sixteen incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion project at Kochi refinery

Gassification Unit

About Bharat Petroleum

Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) is an integrated oil and gas company. It carries out production of oil and natural gas, refining of crude oil and marketing and distribution of petroleum products. The company also focuses on renewable energy. It produces oil products, including light distillates, middle distillates and others. BPCL markets products through a network of retail outlets, dealers and distributors. The company also provides fuel to domestic and international airlines. It has refineries in Maharashtra, Kerala, Assam and Madhya Pradesh in India. The company markets its products under various brands, including MAK, Speed, and Bharatgas. BPCL is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


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