Strategically located in the centre of the country, the refinery caters to the fuel demands of Central and Northern India. In line with stringent norms envisaged through Auto Fuel Policy of our country, the refinery since its inception has consistently delivered environmentally compliant products. For reliable service, the company operates a modern dispatch terminal with efficient storage and evacuation facilities – Products are evacuated through three modes – pipeline, rail and road. The refinery’s product slate includes Liquefied Petroleum Gas, High Speed Diesel, Motor Spirit, Superior Kerosene, Aviation Turbine Fuel and Naphtha which are marketed by M/s Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. Petcoke and Sulphur are produced as by-products and sold to nearby industries.


 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

 LPG is a flammable gas comprising propane and butane along with small proportions of other light hydrocarbons. It is used in households for cooking as well as for other purposes viz. refrigeration, cutting in metallurgy industry, some fabrication purposes etc. Being heavier than air and having low boiling point of around 200C, if leaked it accumulates on the ground and creates a whitish fog while turning from liquid state under high pressure to gaseous state at normal pressure. Though its auto ignition temperature is much higher at around 410-5800C, it can be hazardous if it leaks as it is highly flammable. Therefore, to spontaneously detect its leakage, chemicals such as Ethyl Mercaptan etc. are added to LPG to give it distinctive odour.

The company ensures that LPG delivered conforms to specified standards as per IS-4576 and provides prompt service through its fully automated loading gantry for timely dispatch of LPG in lorries heading to respective bottling plants.

 Motor Spirit (Petrol)

Petrol is largely a mixture of Isomerate and Reformate, which are refined light petroleum distillates. Mostly used in automotives having spark ignition engines, Petrol needs to be manufactured as per specified standards in IS-2796. The company has consistently delivered BS-III & BS-IV specifications petrol and is gearing up to deliver fuel with higher specifications .

The refinery has a Naphta Hydrotreater unit wherein undesired sulphur is removed to maximum possible. The refinery boasts of modern CCR and Penex units where, from Naphta, Reformate and Isomerate are manufactured respectively. These intermediates along with Naptha,  de-pentanizer etc., if necessary, are mixed in required proportion at blending station and dispatched.

 High Speed Diesel (HSD)

Diesel, a liquid fuel, is a mixture of middle hydrocarbon distillates of crude oil. It is used in compression ignition engines of automobiles, railways, power generation, pumping etc. Transportation needs of the country drive the demand for HSD; also the compression ignition engines are becoming more efficient by the day.

Refinery’s state-of-the-art, India’s first integrated Hydro-cracker | Hydro-treater unit produces superior quality HSD as per prescribed norms of cetane number, sulphur content, ignition quality, carbon residue etc. under IS-1460. And the unit is capable of catering to demand with more stringent specifications.

 Superior Kerosene (SKO) 

SKO is a middle petroleum crude distillate. Its utility as a cooking and lighting fuel makes it the chief fuel used in many rural households in India. It is also used in certain industries viz. Insecticides, fungicides, pesticides etc. Through its various treatment units / stages, the company ensures that high quality, conforming to IS-1459 standards, SKO with high smoke point and lesser sulphur content & aromatics is delivered. All these parameters are strictly adhered to render the fuel fit for use in households etc.

Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF)   

ATF, by very nature of its use, is a closely monitored fuel. The refinery’s laboratory equipped with latest machineries and certain online systems efficiently checks and monitors the ultra stringent norms under BIS-1571 like thermal conductivity, freezing point etc. specified for ATF used in defence and commercial undertakings.

ATF is a specially treated mixture of kerosene based middle distillates. The refinery has a Merox unit for production of ATF and has been regularly awarded Quality Certification under governing regulations by CEMILAC, DGAQA and DGCA for delivering fuel both to Civil and Defence Aviation .

Naphtha is aromatic low density fuel consumed internally in refinery  for production of Petrol and Hydrogen. Used as a feed, unutilized production is sold to petrochemical and other industries like fertilizers etc., some Naphtha from refinery is also exported. Naphtha generated in the refinery is low in sulphur content is sold on as is basis. 

Sulphur, present in crude, is treated as a contaminant and is undesirable in fuel products; the governing regulations specify certain permissible limits and also mandate industries to minimize sulphur content in fuels. The refinery has a dedicated Sulphur Recovery Unit wherein sulphur is extracted through the Amine Regeneration Cycle run across various other units.

Widely used in manufacture of sulphuric acid, fertilizers and explosives, the refinery’s sulphur dispatch facilities can handle dispatch in solid and liquid form. The company caters to sulphur demand of industries in the vicinity.

Petcoke is a solid heavy distillate product, last in the line of refining. To increase middle distillate yields, the refinery has a Delayed Coker Unit wherein middle distillates are extracted to maximum possible and Petcoke is formed of the remaining crude oil. Used as an alternative to coal in many industries, primarily cement and power, Petcoke produced in refinery is of fuel grade.
 Fly Ash
Fly Ash is produced as residue left after combustion of petcoke / coal in the refinery’s captive power plant. It contains silicon di-oxide, calcium oxide etc. and has cementitious properties so is used in manufacture of cement and bricks. The company provides Fly ash generated in the refinery to people in the vicinity. Usage of fly ash in making bricks, compared to traditional clay bricks manufacture, reduces pollution.