In a compelling development, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) has proudly enlisted the eminent cricketer Rahul Dravid as its distinguished brand ambassador. This strategic alliance marks a significant step forward as Dravid assumes the role of endorsing both the ‘Pure for Sure’ initiative and the coveted MAK lubricants range. This partnership serves as a resounding testament to BPCL’s resolute dedication to unwavering quality, genuine value, and consistent excellence.
Rahul Dravid’s association with BPCL is a harmonious convergence of virtues. As a paragon of exceptional sportsmanship, he stands tall as a beacon of integrity, dependability, and trustworthiness—values that seamlessly align with BPCL’s foundational principles. His representation of the celebrated ‘Pure for Sure’ campaign and the prestigious MAK lubricants collection is a reflection of this synergy.
Dravid’s iconic stature, instrumental in elevating Indian cricket to unprecedented heights, mirrors the qualities that lie at the heart of BPCL’s philosophy: trust, ethics, service, and steadfastness. This collaboration further underscores BPCL’s unwavering pledge to provide consumers across the nation with products they can depend on.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) stands as an illustrious Indian public sector undertaking, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, a key arm of the Government of India. With refineries situated in Bina, Kochi, and Mumbai, BPCL holds the distinction of being the country’s second-largest government-owned downstream oil producer. Its operations fall under the purview of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, exemplifying its strategic importance. The year 2020 witnessed BPCL’s ranking as the 309th largest global public sector undertaking on the prestigious Fortune list, while the year 2021 placed it at the 792nd spot on Forbes’s esteemed “Global 2000” roster.
A watershed moment in BPCL’s history came in 1976, with the nationalization of foreign oil companies ESSO (1974), Burma Shell (1976), and Caltex (1977). This transformative process led to the establishment of Bharat Refineries Limited, following the takeover of Burmah Shell by the Government of India on January 24, 1976. Subsequently, on August 1, 1977, the entity was rechristened as Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. It notably holds the distinction of being the first refinery to process indigenous crude from the newly discovered Mumbai High Field.