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The uniqueness of Bongaigaon Refinery-14 reasons you may not know  

1.On 5 December 1969, the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi announced in the Lok Sabha the Government's decision to set up a new Refinery-cum-Petrochemical complex in Assam.

2. The foundation stone of the complex was laid on 19 January 1972 at Bongaigaon.

3. Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL) was incorporated as Government of India Undertaking under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 20 February 1974.

4. The company became a subsidiary of IndianOil(IOC) on 29th of March 2001 after disinvestments of share by Govt of India.

5.BRPL has the unique distinction of being the first indigenous grass root Refinery in the country integrated with a Petrochemical complex at one location

6.At present, the Refinery is processing crude available from the oil fields of ONGC and OIL located in the North-East India and Ravva crude oil from the Krishna Godavari basinoff the coast of Andhra Pradesh.

7.The capacity of the Refinery was augmented in 1995 to 2.35 MMTPA (51,400 BPSD) through expansion of the Refinery comprising of one Crude Distillation Unit (CDU-II) and one Delayed Coking Unit (DCU-II). A LPG bottling plant of capacity 22000 MTPA was added to the complex and commissioned on March 2003.

8.The 8th largest refinery of IndianOil consequent upon the amalgamation of Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL) with IndianOil .
9 Bongaigaon refinery is situated at Dhaligaon in Chirang district of Assam, 200 kms west of Guwahati.

10.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).

 11.The refinery has developed an ecological park and a pond surrounding it containing 65000 cubic meter of water, through which the storm water drains of the plant are routed for final discharge.

 12.Another natural pond with a capacity of 30000 cubic meter of water has developed into an environment-friendly park-cum-pond for migratory birds.

13.In addition to the above a rain water harvesting system has been installed in the Bongaigaon township complex .

 14.In recognition of its green initiatives, Bongaigaon refinery was awarded the “Greentech Environment Excellence Gold Award 2008”. The refinery has also been awarded the “Indira Gandhi Paryavarn Puraskar 2006” for its outstanding environment performance.

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