The Government of Gujarat has created the Directorate of Petroleum (DoP) vide G.R. No. 1095-5399-E (Part 2) dated 26/11/97 with an aim to regulate and monitor the Upstream Petroleum sector for the sustainable development of resources.

With the growth of petroleum industry Government of Gujarat has entrusted many more responsibilities to the Directorate of Petroleum and designated DoP as a Nodal Agency for the downstream activities.