Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) is a Category 1 Miniratna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. MRPL is located in beautiful hilly terrain, north of Mangaluru city, in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State (India). The 15.0MMTPA (Million Metric Ton per annum) Refinery has got a versatile design with complex secondary processing units and high flexibility to process Crudes of various APIs, delivering a variety of quality products.
MRPL's Refinery is capable of producing almost a full range of petroleum products like Naphtha, LPG, Motor Spirit, High-Speed Diesel, Kerosene, Aviation Turbine Fuel, Sulphur, Xylene, Bitumen along with Pet Coke and Polypropylene.
MRPL's 440 KTA Novolen gas-phase Polypropylene Plant using Zeigler Natta catalyst is capable of producing the complete range of homopolymer grades.
MRPL operates an Aromatic Complex, a petrochemical unit capable of producing 0.905 MMTPA of Para Xylene and 0.273 MMTPA of Benzene. This Aromatic Complex is situated in the Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ) and is fully integrated with MRPL.
MRPL has Two Captive Jetties in NMPT, Single Point Mooring Facility, While Oil Loading Facility, Rail Wagon Loading Silo for Petcoke, and Truck Loading Silos for Petcoke. MRPL is having Marketing Infrastructure Depots in Kasargod (Kerala), Hindupur (AP), and Hosur (TN).
Shell MRPL Aviation Fuels and Services Limited (SMA) is a 50:50 joint venture between MRPL and Shell Gas B.V. (Shell), a step-down subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Netherlands markets aviation turbine fuel (ATF) to airlines, both domestic as well as international carriers. SMA currently procures ATF from MRPL Refinery Complex and supplies at various airports like Bengaluru, Goa, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Calicut, Madurai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Kannur, etc. SMA enables Indian carriers to fuelling requirements across International Airports.
Before acquisition by ONGC in March 2003, MRPL, was a joint venture Oil Refinery promoted by M/s Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a public sector company and M/s Indian Rayon and industries limited(IRIL) (AV Birla Group). MRPL was set up in 1988 with the initial processing capacity of 3.69 MMTPA that was later expanded to the present capacity of 15.0 MMTPA. The Refinery was conceived to maximise distillates, with capability to process light to heavy and sour to sweet Crudes with 24 to 46 API gravity. On 28th March 2003, ONGC acquired the total shareholding of A.V. Birla Group and further infused equity capital of Rs.600 crores thus making MRPL a majority held subsidiary of ONGC.