Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) was formed after the nationalisation of the Burmah Shell Group of Companies on 24 January 1976. The company operates a refinery in Mahul, Mumbai and retails petrol, diesel and kerosene. The Bharatgas brand of LPG cooking gas is sold to homes, commercial and industrial establishments. BPCL offers a full range of automotive engine oils, gear oils, transmission oils, specialty oils and greases. It also sells fuels and petrochemicals to around 8000 industrial customers and jet fuel and lubricants to aircraft operators.