Oil refineries a critique: standing committee on petroleum & natural gas (2008-09)

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is entrusted with the
responsibility of exploration and production of oil and natural gas (including import of liquefied Natural Gas), their refining, distribution and marketing. The Indian oil sector can be divided into three sub-sectors: Oil and Gas Exploration & Production; Oil Refining; and Marketing (Gas & Refined Products). Consequent on de-licensing of the refinery sector in June 1998, a Private or Public Enterprise can set up a refinery anywhere in India, depending on the promoters