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Oct 18, 2021 | Updated on Oct 18, 2021

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India's Big PSU Selloff: Watch Out for these Top Stocks

Oct 15, 2021

The government's plan to divest its stakes in PSUs could spark off a rally in these four stocks.

Surprise Profit Boosts BPCL Stock podcast

May 27, 2021

BPCL shares scale fresh 52-week highs as the refiner posts a record-breaking bottomline.

BPCL versus HPCL: Which is better - II?

Apr 4, 2012

Equitymaster compares to key players - BPCL and HPCL in the domestic downstream oil and gas sector.

BPCL versus HPCL: Which is better?

Mar 28, 2012

Equitymaster compares to key players - BPCL and HPCL in the domestic downstream oil and gas sector.

Fuel price deregulation - Reading the fine print

May 20, 2011

Considering rate of inflation, diesel deregulation is an unlikely option in the near future.

Fuel prices to go up

Jun 25, 2010

Political compulsions will take over now that the empowered group of ministers has decided on fuel price hikes.

Fuel price hike: Impact on OMCs

Jun 5, 2008

The government's relief package to the PSU oil marketing companies (OMCs)- IOCL, BPCL and HPCL-announced on June 4, 2008 impacts many segments of the Indian economy. There are macro level implications on inflation and fiscal deficit along with micro level implications on companies in the banking, logistics, aviation, auto and FMCG sectors among others. In this article, we shall look at how the package affects the OMCs.

Private players in fuel marketing: A serious threat?

Oct 6, 2006

The marketing of petroleum products was solely with the public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) prior to dismantling of the APM and deregulation of the downstream oil-marketing segment. IOC, BPCL, HPCL and IBP were the sole downstream players (OMCs) in the oil value chain. However, the sector was deregulated and opened up for the private players at the start of FY03. Reliance (RIL), Essar and Shell were amongst the key players to be granted marketing rights. With the entry of private player

Refineries: Some key factors…

Aug 10, 2006

In the previous articles, we highlighted the business model and financial performance of HPCL and BPCL. Taking the same theme forward, we now move on to analyzing the historical valuation of the two companies. However, before we do that a short tutorial on key factors that affect the performance of a refining company is in order.

Energy: Lucky for some...

Feb 4, 2005

Energy stocks have announced mixed results for 9mFY05. High crude oil prices had different impacts on different businesses depending on the straddle of the energy sector. In other words, while oil marketing companies witnessed a sharp dip in bottomline on account of higher costs and lower realization factors, upstream majors, such as ONGC, had a very good outing during the period, with its product (read crude oil) touching prices never witnessed before by the oil major (ONGC was selling crude at

BPCL: Playing in the hands of…

Nov 1, 2004

BPCL, a major PSU oil refining and marketing company, announced its 2QFY05 earnings on Saturday. The company witnessed topline growth of a decent 23% while the bottomline has dipped by nearly 33% on account of government policies. The decline could be attributed to significant rise in input amidst more-or-less stable selling prices at the marketing end.

HPCL v/s BPCL: Who’s the better player?

Sep 20, 2004

Post disinvestment blues, the government is now eyeing a ‘merger of sorts’ between oil companies with BPCL being merged with ONGC while HPCL falling into IOC’s kitty. The aim is to create substantial entry blocks for new private and international players. With over 22,000 retail outlets by the turn of this fiscal and only a 3% to 4% growth across the energy sector, this move seems to be a positive for the downstream oil marketing companies so as to sustain profitability and growth.

BPCL merger: Who got the better deal?

Sep 3, 2004

The recent announcements of a possible merger of Kochi Refineries with its parent, BPCL has led to a spur in the stock prices of the former (gained over 6% during the week). On the other hand, BPCL has lost nearly 2% over the same period.

Energy: Will 'this' happen?

Aug 27, 2004

Recently, the petroleum ministry mooted the idea of two mega-mergers of oil companies, one involving ONGC while the other, IOC. The idea here was to merge BPCL, HPCL and ONGC on one had and IOC, IBP and OIL India on the other. These mergers, if they were to take place, would result in India’s two major companies featuring in the prominent list of global 500 companies. Let us now analyze the various business parameters that would drive these mergers to success.

BPCL: An individual story

Jun 18, 2004

BPCL, the oil marketing PSU, will be heaving a sigh of relief after the government’s announcement of price hikes in LPG, petrol and diesel along with excise duty cuts. It should be noted that the oil marketing companies suffered a loss to the tune of Rs 36 bn in FY04 on account of a freeze on petrol and diesel prices coupled with an under-recovery of Rs 13 bn on LPG.

BPCL: (C)rude Impact

Jun 11, 2004

Black gold, as crude is popularly known, is hovering above US$ 36 per barrel. Although prices of crude oil have risen to phenomenal levels earlier, it should be remembered that they were all an effect of supply side shocks. This time, high demand from developed nations such as the US and the developing economies such as China and India have led to the price momentum, with OPEC members unable to meet the demand.

GRMs: How dependable?

Jun 7, 2004

Oil marketing PSUs have posted robust FY04 results. BPCL recorded an 11% topline and 36% bottomline growth, while HPCL's topline grew by 6% and bottomline by 24% during the year. The performance could have been better but for the freeze on prices. The companies' refineries are amongst the best in the country and with future plans of expansion and upgradation, are likely to play a substantial role in growth.

BPCL: The road ahead

Apr 5, 2004

Bharat Petroleum (BPCL), a Navratna PSU, is a major player in the downstream segment of refining and marketing of petroleum products in the country with a refining capacity of around 20 MMTPA (million tonnes per annum). It is a leading player in LPG, lubricants and has ventured into natural gas.

HPCL: On a strong footing?

Mar 22, 2004

Reliance and Essar Oil's entry into the retail segment of the petroleum sector is a good news for the economy. However, whether they would be successful in cornering a reasonable chunk of the market share remains to be seen, with HPCL, BPCL, IOC and IBP already established players in the business. In this article, we consider the strengths of HPCL and its future growth prospects.

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