Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd:
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited is engaged in refining crude oil and marketing petroleum-related products in India. There are two streams of operation in the business procedure of Bharat Petroleum, viz. Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons and Downstream Petroleum. The company is engaged in operating an enumerable number of fuel stations that sell petrol, diesel, LPG and compressed natural gas.
The company has currently been possessing 13,439 fuel stations among which 8,403 are fully automated. Bharat Gas Fuel is provided by the company in 42 million houses. The company is supplying MAK lubricants, industrial LPG, jet fuel and aero lubricants and plenty of industrial fuel products. Having a multi-product pipeline of 2,241 km, the company has an international range of operating in 8 countries with 24 blocks. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) was incorporated in 1952 with the name Burmah Shell Refineries Limited and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.
About Company Information:
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd was incepted on November 1952 with the name Burmah Shell Refineries Ltd as a private limited company. The operation of the company was started at Bombay. Government of India took over Burmah Shell Group of Companies, and the name of the company was changed to Bharat Refineries Ltd. in 1976. A year after the name of the company was again changed to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. in 1977.
In 2001-02, the Gas Turbine and Heat Recovery Steam Generator project was commissioned by the company against a cost of Rs.1750 million. During 2006-07 the company started to venture on the travelling industry, after observing the expected growth in this sector, by utilizing strategic planning of introducing In & Out e-Traveller, a facility to meet and fulfil the entire travelling and hospitality needs.
An MoU took place between the three ‘Petro’-giants of the nation, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Gujarat State Petroleum Corp Ltd for developing a joint venture for trunk gas pipelines. In February 2011, the company had gone through a basic agreement with the state government of Rajasthan for selling the fuel products from the refinery proposed by the state. In 2012, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited achieved tremendous success in Offshore Mozambique for BPRL.
In 2013, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd discovered oil in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. In the same year, Petrobras completed the formation test in that basin in Brazil. BPRL informed that they had found natural gas in Mozambique. Bharat gas also introduced the IVRS for easier gas booking and refill services. In 2014, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. began operating the IVRS in Kerala. Later it went on to announce that the natural gas resources previously found in Mozambique were observed to have increased.
In 2015, the Environment Ministry approved Rs. 4,588 crore for Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. to expand its units. In November of the same year, BPCL and GAIL Gas Limited were together rewarded with the authorization to develop, lay, operate and build CGD Network AT Haridwar. This authorization was provided under PNGRB Act of 2006 by the Petroleum and NATURAL Gas Regulatory Board.
On the 29th of July in 2016 Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd signed an agreement to acquire 21% stake of FINO PayTech Limited. This deal was finalised for a total worth of Rs.251 crore. On the 16th of January in 2017 the board of directors of BPCL agreed on merging with Petronet CCK Limited. This was a complete subsidiary of BPCL previously. PCCKL was in charge of operating through ownership of 292 km pipeline in the Kochi-Coimbatore-Karur route. This pipeline had a capacity summing up to 3.3 MMTPA. This pipeline is used as the evacuation channel for the Kochi factory’s refinery products belonging to BPCL.
On the 25th of September in 2017 BPCL inaugurated a storage facility in Kochi which was recognized as the largest single mounded storage facility for LPG in Asia. The investment for this facility summed up to Rs.170 crore. It was a part of the Integrated Refinery Expansion Project undertaken by BPCL.
How Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, is categorised as Petroleum Sector, and Refineries Industry :
The electrical equipment sector in India plays a pivotal role in the Indian economy, contributing direct employment to more than half a million persons and indirect employment to over a million. In recent years, the electrical equipment sector has witnessed sluggish growth owing to the decline in domestic demand and an increase in imported products. Electrical equipment is widely classified as generation equipment, transmission & distribution (T&D) equipment and other allied equipment.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd is categorised as Petroleum Sector and Refineries Industry. The Electrical Equipment Industry comprises of companies that manufacture a range of products for a diverse customer base. The products include electrical motors, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and components, commercial and industrial lighting fixtures, and, among others, electrical power equipment. As the government prepares to meet the demand of power to every house in the nation, the investors in power generation and transmission & distribution is bound to rise. This will present a window of opportunity for domestic power equipment manufacturers.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Competitors and Sector Peers:
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Cals Refineries Ltd. CALLTD
Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. CHEPET
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. HINPET
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. INDIOI
Kochi Refineries Ltd.(Merged) KOCREF
Mangalore Refinery And Petrochemicals Ltd. MANREF
Reliance Industries Ltd. RELINL
Reliance Petroleum Ltd.(Merged) RELPEL