The celebratory event of Guwahati Refinery was graced with the presence of the Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri.
Guwahati Refinery, the first-ever public sector refinery of India and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.’s first refinery, celebrated its 60th year-anniversary on August 3, 2022. Since 1962, the refinery has been relentlessly serving the nation and provides LPG, motor spirit (petrol), aviation turbine fuel (ATF), kerosene, high-speed diesel, light diesel oil, and raw petroleum coke.
In celebration of the milestone, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri attended a special event celebrating the remarkable achievements of India’s oil and gas sector.
Commemorating the occasion, the minister released two coffee table books and postal stamps along with the Minister of State Rameswar Teli. Minister Hardeep Singh remarked that the bouquet of hi-tech refineries that took birth 60 years ago at Guwahati has blossomed into 10 state-of-the-art refineries.
During the celebration, he further added to his statement that it is an occasion to remember and salute the pioneers who have dedicated their lives and inspired us to emerge successful in the path of industrialisation.
The Guwahati Refinery provides various petroleum products across the region of Northeastern India as well as beyond, up to Siliguri through the Guwahati-Siliguri Pipeline spanning 435 km. It became the first pipeline of Indian Oil and was commissioned in the year 1964.