The Bongaigaon Refinery is the eighth largest refinery of IndianOil. Formed upon
the amalgamation of Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL) with IndianOil
on March 25. 2009, Bongaigaon refinery is situated at Dhaligaon in Chirang district
of Assam, 200 km west of Guwahati.
It two Crude Distillation Units (CDU), two Delayed Coker Units (DCU) and a Coke
Calcination Unit (CCU) with a processing capacity of 2.35 MMTPA of crude oil. The
first CDU with a capacity of 1 MMTPA was commissioned in the year 1979. The capacity
was further increased to 1.35 MMTPA in 1986. An LPG Bottling Plant with a capacity
of 44,000 MTPA was also commissioned in the year 2003.
Presently the refinery produces a wide range of petroleum products namely LPG, Naphtha,
MS, SKO, HSD, LDO, LSHS, LVFO, RPC, CPC, Needle coke and solvents (Petrosol and
Bonmex-II) by processing Assam Crude and Ravva Crude (from the Ravva oil fields
of Krishna Godavari Basin). Bongaigaon refinery has also undertaken special endeavours
towards environment protection and conservation. The refinery has developed an ecological
park and a pond surrounding it containing 65,000 cubic meter of water, through which
the storm water drains of the plant are routed for final discharge. Another natural
pond with a capacity of 30,000 cubic meter of water has developed into an environment-friendly
park-cum-pond for migratory birds. In addition, a rain water harvesting system has
been installed in the Bongaigaon township complex and the installation of solar
water heating systems (SWHS) and solar photovoltaic systems (streetlights) is underway.
In recognition of its green initiatives, Bongaigaon refinery has been a recipient
of numerous prestigious awards, the latest being the National Award for "Prevention
of Pollution" from the Ministry of Environment and Forests on September 16, 2010.
The award acknowledges the Refinery’s outstanding contribution in environmental
conservation and creating environmental awareness in the Bodo Territorial Autonomous
District region of Assam, which is predominantly a tribal dominated area. Bongaigoan
Refinery is the country’s first oil Refinery to have won this coveted honour. Last
year the Refinery was honoured with the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puruskar by the
Ministry of Environment, as well as the ‘Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award
2008’ and the ‘Indira Gandhi Paryavarn Puraskar 2006’ for its outstanding environment