Did you know?
India’s 1st oil deposit was discovered in 1889 in Assam.
Being one of the largest energy consumers in the world. India imports 82% of its oil from 15+ countries (Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and many more).
With the population rate and easy buying process of vehicles, India’s fuel consumption is increasing at a good rate. Retailers such as Indian Oil, Reliance are installing new filling stations. Currently, 70,000+ fuel stations in India offer all kinds of fuel, lubricants, and other facilities.
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) owns almost 70% of all stations, followed by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). Let’s check other petrol pumps in India in detail, shall we?
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List Of Best Petrol Pump Companies in India
1. Indian Oil
Indian Oil, also known as Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), is India’s biggest oil company. The Fortune 500 company comes under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. The IOCL maintains the largest number of petrol pumps in India, contributing a good revenue source to the Indian Govt.
Moreover, IOCL also runs natural gas filling station (LPG & CNG) and offers lubricant (engine oil, etc.) for all kinds of machines such as 4-wheelers, 2-wheelers, etc.
What makes Indian Oil the best petrol company in India is its quality, reach and brand trust. Currently, the organization deals in several petrol divisions like:
- Petrol Refineries
- Pipelines and distribution
Recently, to boost Indian EV infrastructure, IOCL also started offering EV charging facilities on their petrol stations.
Being an essential part of India’s energy needs, IOCL focuses on quality Petrol and other fuels. On 1st September 2021, the organization launched its official brand mascot, “Indian Oil Rhino“.
In terms of awards & recognitions, Indian Oil continues to disrupt the oil and gas industry and win prestigious awards such as Best PSU, Strongest brand of India, Best Innovative CSR and many more.
Currently, IOCL has two registered offices:
- 3079/3, Sadiq Nagar, J B Tito Marg, New Delhi – 49
- IndianOil Bhavan, G-9, Ali Yavar Jung Marg, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 51
The organization has 23 other division offices and refineries located in different parts of India.
2. Bharat Petroleum
With over 18 thousand fuel stations across India, Bharat Petroleum is the 2nd largest petrol company in India.
The BPCL, also known as Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), was founded in November 1952. The organization is an Indian Government-owned body and works under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Like IOCL, Bharat Petroleum comes under Fortune 500 list. Moreover, the organization has received some of the highest honours in the Oil & Gas industry such as:
- Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Service Award 2021
- Sustainability Performance Award
- FICCI Chemicals & Petrochemicals Awards
One of the best Petrol in India, Bharat Petroleum also offers a variety of products like LPG, CNG and customized petrol products like Speed and Speed 97 for special vehicles.
Today, BPCL 2 biggest refineries across India:
- Mumbai Refinery: Capacity of 13 million metric tonnes/annum
- Kochi Refinery: Capacity of 15.5 million metric tonnes/annum
Over time, BPCL has enhanced the fulling experience for their customers. Features like secured digital payments, fuel quality, SMS updates, etc.
The organization believes in innovations and continues to introduce the latest updates in the domain:
- BPCL SmartFleet: A unique fuel management system specially designed for Fleet owners for efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
- Door to Door Delivery:BPCL introduced FuelKart, a door to door fuel distribution system that delivers diesel directly to your doorstep.
3. Hindustan Petroleum
HP, also known as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), is India’s 3rd best petrol company. The HPCL was founded in 1974 and comes under ONGC. Headquartered in Mumbai, HPCL is famous for its 2nd largest petroleum pipeline network and infrastructure in India.
HPCL owns over 13 thousand petrol pump stations and is considered one of India’s most trusted petrol brands.
In terms of products, HP has quite a lot to offer:
- HP Gas: An LPG cylinder gas used by millions of Indians.
- HP Lubricants: HPCL is one of the largest lubricant makers in India. It offers automotive oils, industrial oils, special oils, greases, marine oils, etc.
- HP Refineries: Currently, HP offers 12 pipelines – 8 for mainline, 4- branch line and 2 for special products like Mumbai airport.
Currently, HP retail offers petrol (normal, power, power 99), diesel (normal, turbojet), Kerosene, LPG and CNG.
4. Reliance Petroleum
Founded in 2008, Reliance Petroleum is the 4th largest private petrol company in India. Unlike other organizations, Reliance Petroleum is owned by Reliance Industries.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a private-sector owned by Mukesh Ambani and his family, the richest man in India. The company is headquartered in Ahmedabad (Gujrat) and specializes in Petroleum & Natural Gas.
Currently, Reliance Petroleum operates, extract and refines Oil in Jamnagar Refinery. The refinery is spread over 7,500 acres of land and consists of off-sites, port facilities, townships, etc.
According to Reliance, all pipes used in the refinery can connect India from north to south. With an installed capacity of 668,000 barrels/day, Jamnagar Refinery is the largest operating refinery in the world.
In terms of products and technology, Reliance Petroleum is up-to-date and offers varieties of things at their fuel stations:
- 24 hours petrol pumps
- Well-groomed attendants
- Assured quality
- High-speed dispensers
- Multiple payment options
- Free drinking water
- Free air service
- Clean toilets
Reliance Lubricant offers diesel/petrol car engine oil, gear oil, grease, hydraulic oil, coolant, etc. Other feature includes trans connect, LPG, Aviation Petrol, etc.
5. Shell Petroleum
Shell, also known as Royal Dutch Shell Oil and Gas, is an international energy company in India. The company was founded in 1907 and currently headquartered in Haagse Hout, Holland.
Shell India corporate office is located in Gurgoan. The company has over 100 petrol pumps in India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharastra, Gujarat and Assam) and planning to expand up to 1500 in the next years.
Except for Petroleum, Sheel has a strong presence in the Lubrication business. The company offers world-class lubricants for all kinds of vehicles. It has a strong distributor network of 185 dealers and over 60,000 retailers in India.
Apart from mentioning that Shell is one of the Google Pay gas stations globally. It also offers different services and amenities:
Shell offers different services amenities:
- 24 hours petrol pump facility
- Mobile payments
- Pay at pump
- Bakey shop
- Costa Express
6. Essar Oil
Sashi and Ravi Ruia founded Essar in 1969. The company run different energy sectors such as oil exploration, refining, power production, metals and mining, etc.).
In 2017, Essar was acquired by Russia’s biggest energy company Rosneft Trafigura. The company has rebranded as Nayara Energy and operates over 6000 petrol pumps in India (largest private petrol network). After Jamnagar, Nayara owns and operates 2nd largest refinery in Vadinar, Gujrat.
Well, the list doesn’t stop here. There are a few more petrol pumps in India. The above given has the strongest network and offers a range of products/services. I prefer Indian Oil & Shell for their service and quality. Which is your favourite petrol brand in India?
7. Cairn India
Cairn was an Indian O&G extraction and production company, which later got acquired by the Vedanta group. It was founded is managed by Prachur Sah and headquartered in Gurgaon.
In 2019-20, Cairn sourced 24% of India’s domestic crude oil production and aimed to produce 50% of India oil requirements.
The company got various awards & recognitions:
- Top 150 Global & fastest energy company in the Asia & World – 2012
- FICCI safety & excellence award in 2012
- PetroFed award for O&G Pipeline transportation company in 2012
And the list goes on. Let’s check the name of Cairn refineries in India:
- Ravva Oil & Gas Field: Capacity of 70,000 barrels/annum
- Lakshmi Gas Field: Capacity of 50 million barrels/annum
- Rajasthan Gas Field: Capacity of 1 billion/annum
Today, Cairn is operating refineries in Rajasthan, Gujrat & Andhra Pradesh.
How many petrol pumps are in India?
Currently, there are over 70,000 thousand operating petrol pumps in India. Here, Indian Oil owns the maximum number followed by BP & HP petrol pumps.
Which is the best petrol brand in India?
Indian Oil offers the best petrol in India, followed by Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum.