Our Heritage


The Company was incorporated in the name of Standard Vacuum Refining Company of India Limited on July 5, 1952.
On 31st March,1962 the name was changed to ESSO Standard Refining Company of India Limited.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited comes into being after the takeover and merger of erstwhile Esso Standard and Lube India Limited.
Caltex Oil Refining (India) Ltd. - CORIL is taken over by the Government of India with an Ordinance(1.39 MB) PDF File Opens in a new window & in 1976, subsequently ratified by an Act(1.34 MB) PDF File Opens in a new window & in 1977 merged with HPCL (895 KB) PDF File Opens in a new window
Kosan Gas Company, the concessionaries of HPCL in the domestic LPG market, are taken over and merged (1.07 MB) PDF File Opens in a new window  with HPCL.

HPCL thus comes into being after merging four different organisations at different points of time.