Barauni Refinery

Barauni Refinery a state owned oil Refinery of IndianOil was dedicated to the nation in1965. Established in 1964, on the Northern banks of holy Ganga, at Barauni, on the periphery of the district town Begusarai, Bihar. Situated 125 km from Patna, it is also the point where two important railways meet – the Eastern Railways and North Eastern Railways. It was built in collaboration with the Soviet Union with limited participation from Romania, at a cost of ~Rs 49.4 Crore and went on stream in 1964.

The Refinery has gone a long way over the years, starting from a crude processing capacity of 1.0 MMTPA (AVU-I) of sweet crude from Assam oil fields. It has steadily expanded its capacity to 3.0 MMTPA with AVU-II and AU-III. Further, with the revamp of AVU-I & II in 1990 and AU-III in 2000, crude processing capability was increased to 4.2 MMTPA till 2000 and then to current level of 6.0 MMTPA in 2002 enabling the processing of high sulphur crudes through Barauni Expansion Project (BXP). Residue Fluidized Catalytic Cracker Unit (RFCCU), Diesel Hydro Treating Unit (DHDT), Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU), Amine Re-generation Unit (ARU) and Hydrogen Generation Unit (HGU) are some of the major units.

Further following units were added to meet the fuel specifications.

Upcoming Projects:Barauni Refinery expansion from 6 to 9 MMTPA is an approved project. It includes expansion of distillation capacity, secondary units along with petrochemical units.

Major products:LPG, Naphtha, Motor spirit, Superior Kerosene Oil, High Speed Diesel, Light Diesel Oil, Carbon Black Feed Stock, Raw Petroleum Coke, Bitumen, Sulphur.

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