HP Refineries

About Us

HPCL owns and operates Refineries in Mumbai and Visakhapatnam with a capacity of 7.5 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) and 8.3 MMTPA, respectively. HPCL also owns India’s largest Lube Refinery in Mumbai, producing lube oil base stocks with a capacity of 428 Thousand Metric Tonnes Per Annum (TMTPA). Both Mumbai and Visakh Refineries have been upgraded to produce BS-VI compliant transportation fuels.

HPCL holds a 48.99% equity stake in the JV company, HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL), which operates an 11.3 MMTPA capacity Refinery at Bhatinda in Punjab. It also owns a 16.96% equity stake in the 15 MMTPA Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL). A new 9 MMTPA Greenfield Refinery-cum-Petrochemical complex is being set up at Pachpadra in the Barmer district of Rajasthan through a joint venture company, HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL) with equity stake of 74%.

Refining Performance

During 2020-21, both HPCL refineries at Mumbai and Visakh recorded sound physical performance with combined capacity utilisation of about 104% despite the constraints due to COVID-19 pandemic and reduced product demand in H1. During 2020-21, Mumbai Refinery achieved highest annual production of Lube Oil Base Stocks SPO 90 N, SPO-II and 150 N-II. Visakh Refinery achieved highest annual production of LDO, VLSFO, MTO and JBO. New product Solvent-3275 was launched from Mumbai refinery.

2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Mumbai Refinery Thruput 7.37 MMT 8.07 MMT 8.67 MMT 8.64 MMT 8.51 MMT 8.01 MMT
Visakh Refinery Thruput 9.05 MMT 9.11 MMT 9.77 MMT 9.64 MMT 9.30 MMT 9.22 MMT
Combined Refinery Thruput 16.42 MMT 17.18 MMT 18.44 MMT 18.28 MMT 17.81 MMT 17.23 MMT

Mumbai Refinery (7.5 MMTPA)

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.


Visakhapatnam Refinery (8.3 MMTPA)

Visakh Refinery was the first East Coast Oil Refinery commissioned in 1957 by Caltex Oil Refining India Ltd.


Mumbai Lubes Refinery (428 TMT)

The Lube Refinery was commissioned in 1969 as a joint venture between ESSO & the Government of India.


HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (11.3 MMTPA)

HMEL is a joint venture between HPCL and Mittal Energy Investments Pte Ltd.


Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical Ltd (15 MMTPA)

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) is a joint venture of HPCL.

Ongoing Projects

a) Mumbai Refinery Expansion Project (MREP)

Mumbai Refinery Expansion Project (MREP) consists of capacity expansion (FR crude unit revamp) from design 7.5 MMTPA to 9.5 MMTPA, revamp of MS block and DHT units to produce fuel products compliant to BS-VI and Tankage facilities.

It is planned to enhance Crude processing capacity, replace two VPS with bigger VPS tower, revamp of existing MS block units and DHT units to produce BS-VI grade MS and HSD, New Hydrogen Unit to meet enhanced hydrogen requirement, Upgradation of Utilities and facilities like Steam, Air, Freshwater, Saltwater for cooling purpose etc. and Construction of a new tank farm for various products. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 5060 Cr.

b) Visakh Refinery Modernization Project (VRMP):

The objective of the project is to modernize and enhance the capacity of the Visakh Refinery from the present capacity of 8.3 MMTPA to 15.0 MMTPA. The Project comprises of a new crude unit, Residue up-gradation facilities, revamp of MS and DHT block to produce BS-VI grade MS and HSD, augmentation of Utility systems, integrated effluent treatment system, Offsite facilities, Captive Power Plant along with grid connectivity and other associated facilities. The cost of the project is estimated at Rs. 26264 crores.

c) Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL)

HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd. (HRRL) is a Joint Venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and the Government of Rajasthan (GOR) with equity participation of 74% and 26% respectively.

The project involves setting up 9 MMTPA Greenfield Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex at Pachpadra in  Barmer district of Rajasthan, with flexibility to process a mix of local and imported crudes.

The cost of the project is estimated at Rs 43,129 crores.

The products envisaged for sale from the HRRL complex are viz. BS-VI Gasoline & BS-VI Diesel, Sulfur, Polypropylene, Linear Low-Density Polyethylene, High-Density Polyethylene, Benzene, Toluene and 1,3 Butadiene.

The evacuation of the BS-VI Gasoline & Diesel product will be carried out via Barmer- Palanpur Pipeline. Liquid as well as solid Petrochemical products will be evacuated through road tankers.