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The 150,000 barrels per day Kochi Refinery is a fuel based refinery producing all petroleum fuel products such as:

  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas

    Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO) for households and industrial uses

  • Motor Spirit

    Motor Spirit (MS/ Petrol) and Hi-speed Diesel (HSD) for automobiles

  • Naphtha

    Naphtha, the major raw material for fertilizer and petrochemical industries

  • Furnace Oil

    Bitumen (VG 30)

  • Aviation Turbine Fuel

    Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) for aircrafts




  • Benzene for manufacture of caprolactum, phenol, insecticides and other chemicals
  • Special Boiling Point Spirit (SBPS) used as solvent in tyre industry
  • Toluene for manufacture of solvents and insecticides, pharmaceuticals and paint
  • Mineral Turpentine Oil (MTO) for use in textile and paint industry
  • Sulphur for use in fertilizer, sugar, chemicals and tyre industry
  • Propylene as a feedstock for various petrochemicals
  • Food grade hexane


Natural Rubber Modified Bitumen or Rubberised Bitumen: Natural Rubber Modified Bitumen (NRMB) is one of Kochi Refinery’s premium products that revolutionized road development. NRMB has been on a fast track since its introduction in 1999.

Specifications of Rubberised Bitumen as approved by Indian Road Congress Vs. Ordinary Bitumen:

Specifications / (Units) Significance Rubberised Bitumen Ordinary Bitumen
Elastic Recovery* - half tread in ductilometerat 150 C (%) Deformation due to load 35 min 10-12
Penetration at 250 C (0.1 mm, 100 g, 5 sec.) Hardness- Consistency 50-89 80 - 100 & 60 - 70
Softening point – R&B Lower Softening point results in softening of the surface    

* The most important property of Rubberised Bitumen is its elastic recovery. The elastic nature prevents rutting permanent deformation due to the load over the road).



This eco-friendly product was launched by the refinery in June 2005. Bitumen in different grades is used for road maintenance and construction. Bitumen requires heating for the temporary reduction of viscosity. Bitumen Emulsion, is a ready to use product, which requires no preliminary heating. Reduced road maintenance cost, energy savers, economical, longer service life for roads and reduced atmospheric pollution during road laying/ maintenance are some of the advantages of Bitumen Emulsion.
The following grades of Bitumen Emulsion are produced in Kochi Refinery meeting IS 8887:2004 specifications:

  • Bitumen Emulsion Rapid Setting-1 (BERS-1)
  • Bitumen Emulsion Rapid Setting-2 (BERS-2)
  • Bitumen Emulsion MediumSetting-1 (BEMS-1)
  • Bitumen Emulsion Slow Setting-1 (BESS-1)
  • Bitumen Emulsion Slow Setting-2 (BESS-2)