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Delhi to get only BS VI grade fuel from April 1

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 31, 2018 Published on March 31, 2018

No immediate price hike

All fuel retail outlets in the national Capital will offer Bharat Stage VI grade petrol and diesel from April 1, said the Director (Refineries) B V Rama Gopal. Speaking to reporters, Gopal said, “There are 186 Indian Oil fuel retail outlets in the national Capital. These will be supplied by only BS VI grade fuel from April 1.”

In all there are 391 retail outlets in the Capital, including those of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. They too will be supplied by BS VI from their own refineries, Gopal added.

An Indian Oil statement said, “The expenditure incurred at the Panipat Refinery for supplying BS VI products is nearly ₹183 crore for replacement of major units, while at Mathura, the product has been supplied by adjusting operating parameters of secondary units.”

In response to a query on the impact on fuel prices, Gopal said, “We will not pass through costs of upgradation to BS VI fuels to consumers right now. We will want to pass costs to consumers post nationwide roll-out from April 1, 2020.”

He said that it was too early to assess the impact on retail petrol and diesel prices on account of BS VI roll-out.

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Published on March 31, 2018
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