Awards and Recognition Prior to 2011-12

  • State Gold award for excellence in exports (Non-SSI) for 2000-2001
  • Conferred Star Trading House status on September 21, 2001.
  • `Certificate of Merit' for Energy conservation performance in 2001, by Ministry of Power
  • State Gold award for excellence in exports (Non -SSI) for 2001-2002
  • IS0 14001:2004 certification by TUV Rheinland.
  • Export award from Kanara Chamber of Commerce for 2002-2003.
  • ISO:9002 certification on December 1999 and was re-certified ISO 9001:2008.
  • Oil Conservation Award from Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on January 31, 2003.
  • Accredited Five Star rating by British safety council, UK in the year 2003 for its best Health and Safety Management Systems.
  • Export award from Kanara Chamber of Commerce for 2003-2004.
  • Certificate of appreciation for outstanding contribution to Central Excise Revenue - Mangalore commissionerate for 2003-2004.
  • Winner of First Prize of Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award, selected by Centre For High Technology, functioning under the aegis of MoP&NG, for the Best Performance in Energy consumption, for the year 2003-04.
  • Green Tech Gold award for Environment Excellence in the year 2004 and 2008.
  • National Safety Award for the year 2004 from Ministry of Labour, GOI.
  • Second prize in the Oil Conservation Fortnight awards, selected by Centre for High Technology and PCRA, for Furnace / boiler efficiency, in 2004.
  • Certificate of Excellence from New Mangalore Port Trust for Handling highest Quantity of Crude in the year 2004-2005.
  • Winner of First Prize of Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award, selected by Centre For High Technology, functioning under the aegis of MoP&NG, for the Best Performance in Energy consumption, for the year 2004-05.
  • Green Tech Gold Safety award for Health and Safety Management Systems in 2005.
  • Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for 2005 .
  • State award for excellence in exports- 2004-2005-Overall -Silver .
  • ‘Energy Efficient Unit’ Award in the National Award for Excellence in Energy Management under Refinery category by CII for the year 2006-07 and 2007-08 .
  • Certificate of Merit from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd., for 2005-06 and 2006-07 for lowest specific energy consumption .
  • Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight Award for "Furnace & Boiler Insulation Effectiveness & Efficiency" instituted by Centre for High Technology (CHT), under Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas:
    • 1st Prize – OGCF 2010
    • 2nd Prize – OGCF 2008
    • 2nd Prize – OGCF 2006
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award for Energy Performance among Indian Refineries, instituted by Centre for High Technology (CHT) - 1st Prize during 2008-09 and 2nd Prize during 2007-08 & 2009-10.
  • Business Excellence award 2006 by Karnataka Chamber of Commerce 2005-06 on 16th September 2006.
  • Overall Safety performance runner - up award for the year 2005-06 by Ministry of Labour.
  • MRPL receives NSC - KC Safety Awards.
  • MRPL has bagged the Commendation Certificate for "Large Scale Manufacturing Industry - Chemical Industry" under the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award 2006
  • MRPL Wins prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award 2006.
  • MRPL receives "Best Boilers" Award for the year 2005-06.
  • MRPL wins the best Exporter Award from Kanara Chamber of Commerce.
  • MRPL has performed exceptionally well during 2009-10, surpassing its own previous bests on several fronts. A few prominent ones are listed below.
  • Consistent high capacity utilization at 129% of its design capacity thus changed name plate capacity from 9.69 to 11.82 MMTPA.
  • Highest ever distillate yield of 72.8% at 12.5 MMTPA operating level.
  • Consistent improvement in Energy consumption pattern, with lowest ever energy index of 58.27 MBTU/BBUNRGF, crossing its own previous best of 59.07 which was achieved in previous years. MRPL was awarded I prize successively four times in row in Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Energy performance, earlier. Performance is successively at improving trend even thereafter. Consistently lower Fuel & Loss at 6.50 %, which is significantly lower when compared to the increase in operating complexity, which is at 5.3.
  • MRPL has been adjudged as the 'Most Safe Refinery' for the three Years (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09) by Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD), MoP&NG after evaluation of all the 17 PSU refineries in India, and 2nd Prize by OISD in Safe Refinery Category for the year 2008-09.
  • MRPL has been rated 'Excellent' in MOU performance by ONGC for 2008-09.
  • MRPL has been rated number one company in terms of turnover per employee on All India basis by Business Today Magazine (BT 500 2009 edition).
  • MRPL received "Certificate of Merit" on 18-02-2010 in the Best HR practices 2009 competition organised by National Institute of Personnel Management, Kolkatta.
  • MRPL has been conferred Export Excellence Award 2010 (Best Manufacturerr Exporter Award) Large Category - Gold by Federeation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry in June-2010.
  • MRPL was the first Refinery to process the newly discovered and highly viscous Barmer (Rajasthan) crude in October-2009.
  • GOHDS unit revamp was completed 5 months ahead of schedule (by the end of March 2010 instead of August 2010, and dedicated to the Nation by the Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, GOI on 30.04.2010) to meet the National requirement of Euro-IV norms.
  • MRPL has been reaffirmed with Issuer rating "IR AAA" by ICRA Limited, indicating the highest credit quality rating and carrying lowest credit risk.
  • MRPL has been reaffirmed the "CCR AAA" rating by CRISIL, indicating highest degree of strength with regard to honouring debt obligations.
  • The refinery's performance has been exemplary during 2009-10, on every front. With the limited domestic absorption of products and considering that MRPL does not have full-fledged marketing network or a tie-up with a marketing company, MRPL's performance has been excellent and much superior to other stand-alone refineries in terms of margin capture and Capacity utilization. The refinery also excelled in Energy performance, Environment Management, Safety performance, Export performance, Accounting standards, Industrial Relations, Initiatives in Information technology, Investor relations and Community development etc. All of this has resulted in MRPL being adjudged as the "Refinery of the year" award in the "PETROFED - Oil & Gas Industry Awards 2010".