Jan. 28, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Integrated Refinery Expansion Complex by the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) at Kochi Refinery.


  • This marks the successful culmination of the ₹16,504-crore Integrated Refinery Expansion project (IREP). 

  • This project of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) was conceptualised to transform Kochi Refinery into the largest PSU Refinery in India with world class standards. 

  • The IREP will meet the growing energy needs of South India by doubling the production of LPG & diesel and commencing production of feedstock for petrochemical projects in this plant. 

  • India, which is the second largest refiner in Asia, is emerging a refinery hub with supply exceeding demand. 

Source : The Hindu