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Crude Imports

Crude Imports

The total crude oil requirement of BPCL group Refineries (Mumbai, Kochi, Bina, Numaligarh) is approximately 33 MMTPA. Approximately 20 % of crude oil is available indigenously and balance crude is imported.

The Crude Oil desk of BPCL International Trade department arranges for crude oil imports to meet the periodic processing requirements of the Refineries.

Crude Oil imports are on term and spot basis, keeping in mind the following broad requirements:

  • Design parameters of refinery units
  • Techno-economic considerations of different grades of crude oil
  • Processing needs of refineries based on demand projection for different petroleum products, during a given period
  • Adequate availability of preferred crudes on term/spot basis

While term contracts for required crude oil grades are entered with National Oil Companies/Equity holders of crude, spot cargos are imported on need basis through tendering system. Tender invitations are only sent to counterparties who are registered with BPCL.

Companies interested in registering with BPCL for supply of Crude Oil, please visit Registration for further details