• India is all set to switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel.
  • Starting April 1, India will have Euro-VI emission compliant fuels streaming out of each spout over the nation, Chairperson of Indian Oil Corp (IOC).
  • Sanjiv Singh, chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. 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.”
  • India will connect the League of Nations using petrol and diesel containing 10 parts per million of sulfur.
  • BS-I emission standards were presented for new vehicles from April 2000. BS-II was presented in Delhi from 2000 and extended to other metro cities in 2001.
  • India received BS-III fuel with the sulfur substance of 350 ppm in 2010 and after that took seven years to move to BS-IV that had a sulfur substance of 50 ppm.
  • State-owned oil refineries went through almost Rs 35,000 crore to update plants that might create the ultra-low sulfur fuel. This speculation is on top of Rs 60,000 crore they went through refinery updates within the past switchovers.
  • Initially, Delhi and its connecting towns were to have BS-VI fuel supplies by April 2019 and the rest of the nation will get the same from April 2020.
  • Oil marketing firms, in any case, switched over to supply of BS-VI review fills in Delhi NCR on April 1, 2018, itself.
  • The supply of BS-VI fills further expanded to four areas of Rajasthan and eight of Uttar Pradesh within the Delhi NCR on April 1, 2019, and the city of Agra.
  • BS-VI grade fuels were made accessible in seven areas of Haryana from Oct. 1, 2019.

  • According to the Indian Oil chairman, the new fuel will result in a diminishment in NOx in BS-VI compliant vehicles by 25% in petrol cars and by 70% in diesel cars.