Kochi Refineries

Kochi Refineries Limited (KRL) is a company which operates an oil refinery located at Kochi situated in the Indian state of Kerala.

Kochi Refineries Limited was conceptualized by the triumvirate of Government of India, Philips Petroleum Company of U.S.A and Duncan Brothers of Calcutta.

At that time the company was named Cochin Refineries Limited. Cochin Refineries Limited was formally registered on September 6, 1963 at Ernakulam, Kerala. The first unit was commissioned on September 1966.

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) acquired control over Kochi Refineries Limited by buying the Government of India's shares in March 2001.

The company was then merged with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited to form BPCL Kochi Refinery. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited is a Fortune 500 company.

Kochi Refinery is engaged in refining and marketing of petroleum products. Kochi Refinery manufactures all major fuel based refinery products like:

  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas
  • Naphtha
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Aviation Turbine Fuel
  • Gas Fuel
  • Oil Fuel
  • Asphalt
  • Benzene (Aromatic Product)
  • Toluene (Aromatic Product)

    Kochi Refineries Limited first exported its manufactured products in January 2001. The consignment was fuel oil. In the last financial year the company exported petroleum products of a capital value of USD 280 million.

    Kochi Refineries Limited (KRL) supplies specialty niche petroleum products to the global market. These products include any grade fuel oil (both 180 cst and 380 cst) and low aromatic Naphtha (High Paraffinic). The fuel oil has been widely accepted and benchmarked in the Singapore and Dubai Fuel Oil Markets.

    Kochi Refineries Limited (KRL) has earned an enviable reputation as a reliable player in the International petro trade by virtue of superior product quality and client service.

    Last Updated on : 30/08/2013