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Friday, 19 January 2018

How many oil Refineries are present in Assam?

  By GK Planet Team       Friday, 19 January 2018
Q. How many oil Refineries are present in Assam?

A. Seven
B. Three
C. One
D. Five
E. Four

Answer: Four

There are four oil refineries in Assam – Digboi Refinery, Guwahati Refinery, Bongaigaon Refinery and Numaligarh Refinery.

Oil Refineries in Assam

Assam state of India is rich in mineral resources. Petroleum or crude oil is the most important of them all. In fact, Assam is the mother of Indian petroleum industry. In India, petroleum was first discovered in Assam. It was Digboi in Assam where the first Oil Refinery in Asia came up. Indian petroleum companies like OIL and ONGC were born out of Assam.

Four Oil Refineries of Assam
a) Digboi Refinery in 1901 IOC
b) Noonmati in Guwahati in 1962 IOC
c) Dhaligoan near Bongaigaon in 1962 IOCL
d) Numaligarh of Golaghat district in 1999 BPCL

Currently, there are more than 100 oil fields in Assam. Some major oil fields of Assam: Digboi, Nahorkatiya, Moran, Rudrasagar, Lakwa, Rudrasagar, Sonari, Amguri, Geleki, Dikom, Kathaloni, Baghjan, Charali, Laplingaon, Panidihing, Hugrijan, Tengakhat, Borhola etc.
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