India's First Public Sector Refinery Turned 60

On the occasion, the minister released two coffee table books & postal stamps along with Minister of State Rameswar Teli.

India's First Public Sector Refinery Turned 60
India's First Public Sector Refinery Turned 60

New Delhi: Union Minister Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas today attends a special event that signifies the milestones in India’s oil & gas sector. 

Guwahati Refinery is the country's first Public Sector Refinery as well as IndianOil's first Refinery serving the nation since 1962 turned 60 today & Bongaigaon Refinery turned 50 in 2022

On the occasion, the minister released two coffee table books & postal stamps along with Minister of State Rameswar Teli.

Minister Hardeep Singh said the bouquet of hi-tech refineries that took birth 60 years ago at Guwahati has blossomed into 10 state-of-the-art refineries. 

It is an occasion to remember & salute the pioneers who have dedicated their lives & inspired us to emerge successful in the path of industrialization, he added.

About Guwahati Refinery

The Refinery supplies various petroleum products to Northeastern India as well as beyond, upto Siliguri end through the Guwahati-Siliguri Pipeline, spanning 435 KM, which was the first Pipeline of IndianOil and commissioned in 1964. Most of the products of Guwahati Refinery are evacuated through pipeline and some quantity also through road transportation.

Guwahati Refinery is amongst those Indian Refineries who have standardized their various systems and has been awarded with ISO-9001 for Quality Management, ISO-14001 for Environment management, OHSAS-18001 for Occupational Health and Safety and ISO-27001 for Information Security management.