The Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) is a technical advisory body in India. It was established in 1986 by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.[1][2][3] The OISD formulates and implements safety standards for the oil industry.


The main responsibilities of OISD are:

OISD has framed rules and guidelines for safe distances to be observed for various facilities in an oil installation. All the new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bottling plants in India are designed based on the guidelines of OISD. OISD has also issued guidelines for the safe operations of petrol stations and standards related to petroleum installations.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Rao, P.L. (1997). "Industrial Relations in Petroleum Industry in India Since Independence: A Historical Perspective". In Venkataratnam, C.S.; Varma, Anil (eds.). Challenge of Change: Industrial Relations in Indian Industry. New Delhi, etc.: Allied Publishers. pp. 227–228. ISBN 81-7023-651-7.
  2. ^ a b Naseem, Mohammad; Naseem, Saman (2011). Energy Law in India (3rd ed.). Wolters Kluwer. p. 131. ISBN 9789041133793.
  3. ^ Saikia, Siddhartha P.; Badarinath, K.A. (24 November 2010). "Oil, Gas Installations to Come Under Safety Directorate". Financial Chronicle. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2012.