From 1 April India To Join Select Group Of Nations By Starting To Utilise Cleanest Available Petrol, Diesel


On 1 April, India will join a select group of nations using petrol and diesel containing just 10 parts per million of sulphur, reports Livemint.

As India looks to cut vehicular emissions our cars will run on cleanest petrol and diesel which will be Euro-IV grades compliant and this was achieved in just three years. BS-VI has the lowest sulphur content of just 10 ppm and the emission standards are as good as CNG.

Sanjiv Singh, Chairman of Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said, “We are absolutely on track for supplying BS-VI fuel from April 1. Almost all refineries have begun supplying BS-VI fuel and the same has reached storage depots across the country.”

The decision to go directly for BS-VI was to ensure automobile manufacturers, would avoid having to make investments twice on engines.

In the 1990s, as the Indian economy liberalised, it adopted a fuel up-gradation programme. In 1994 low lead gasoline (petrol) was introduced in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and by 2000, unleaded fuel became mandatory nationwide.