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Environmental Sustainability Refined at Hindustan Petroleum

Name of the Company: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Founded: 1974

Industry type: Oil and Gas Company

Headquarters:  MumbaiMaharashtraIndia

Revenue:  US$ 34.44 billion (2012)

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is an Indian state-owned oil and natural gas company based at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The Corporation is committed to conduct its operation compatible with environment and economic development of the community and aims to create an awareness and respect for the environment, by ensuring healthy operating practices, philosophy and training

HP’ Environment CSR activities include:

  • Rain Water Harvest Arrangement for Mumbai Refinery
  • Exploitation of Renewable Energy in Marketing Units
  • Energy Conservation Measures for Refineries
  • Rain water Harvesting – Jaltarang for Drought Prone Regions
  • Joining LABL Initiative of TERI
  • Improved Conveyor Systems to save Energy
  • Rain Water Harvest Arrangement for Mumbai Refinery

Hindustan Petroleum plans to augment the rain water harvest from the hills adjoining its refinery plant at Mumbai. It would enable the oil firm to regulate its municipal water intake for plant operations. During 2011-12, it has harvested 60,000 KL of rain water from this site.

Rain water harvest from hill slopes at Mumbai Refinery

  • Exploitation of Renewable Energy in Marketing Units

Hindustan Petroleum has made use of renewable energy for lighting at its marketing locations in India. In Tamilnadu at Ennore Oil Terminus, the company has installed solar street lights for peripheral activities.

Solar street lights at HPCL Ennore, Tamilnadu

  • Energy Conservation Measures for Refineries

HPCL’ refineries at Mumbai and Visakh have implemented in total 24 energy conservation initiatives that save 0.99 million GJ of energy annually. The firm has developed a LEED certified green building at Visakh terminal which functions on natural light by sky light installations.

 Sky lights at HP’ Visakh Terminus


  • Rain water Harvesting – Jaltarang for Drought Prone Regions

Throughout India, HPCL has engaged in water conservation projects in rural areas, prone to drought. In co-operation with social bodies, rain water harvesting projects have been initiated at the following locations with social bodies in the respective states:

  1. Thane district of Maharashtra with Impact India Foundation
  2. Kanchipuram district of Tamilnadu with Dhan Foundation
  3. Pudukottai & Karasanur districts of Tamilnadu with MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
  4. Makunda Village, Ranchi district of Jharkhand with Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS)

Bore wells to harvest rain water in villages

  • Joining LABL Initiative of TERI

HPCL has joined TERI’ LABL (Lighting A Billion Lives) initiative which aims to alleviate electricity deficiency faced by the rural people in India. Under this program, solar lanterns will be rented at nominal fee from charging stations to villagers. Project with TERI leads to establishment of solar charging stations in three energy scarce, poor villages of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Improved Conveyor Systems to save Energy

In the process of identifying defective cylinders, HPCL has replaced its conventional correction loop conveyor with an automated conveyor belt, resulted in reduction of hours of operation from 16 to 2 and saved net energy of 62,664 units of power in a single conveyor belt per annum in bottling plants.

Efficient Conveyor Systems to detect Defective Cylinders 


  • HPCL has augmented its capacity of rain water harvest for the Mumbai refinery to minimize dependence on municipal waters.
  • HPCL utilizes renewable energy sources like solar street lights for lighting at its marketing locations in India.
  • HPCL’ LEED certified green building at Visakh terminal makes use of sky lights as an energy conservation measure.
  • It is actively oriented to develop rain water harvesting projects in drought prone regions via assistance from social bodies in India.
  • It has joined TERI’ LABL initiative to address the power deficiency of poor rural mass through lease of solar lanterns.
  • HPCL has implemented advanced conveyor systems in its bottling plants to save power to check defective cylinders.



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