Indian oil fuel producer Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has started supplying petrol and diesel in accordance with BS-VI emission standards. The country will adopt fuel with very low sulfur BS-VI standards from April 1, 2020. The IOC has started supplying more pure petrol-diesel at 28,000 petrol pumps two weeks before this deadline. IOC Chairman Sanjeev Singh said, "We have successfully started supplying BS-VI grade fuel across the country. Our 28,000 petrol pumps have been dispensing BS-6 standard fuel from the country for more than a week.
Apart from this, other fuel companies Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) are also pro-actively supplying fuel based on BS-VI standards.
For your information, let us tell you that the government has set an April deadline for the supply of fuel based on Euro-6 emission standards. With this, India has joined the league of select countries that are using low sulfur fuel. "We are entering BS-6 directly from BS-4 in three years," Singh said. He has described such a feat, which is not seen in any other big economy. Singh said that almost all refineries of the company had started producing petrol-diesel with very low sulfur by the end of 2019. He said that we have done this switchover without any hindrance.