India to switch to world’s cleanest petrol, diesel from April 2020

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India is all set to switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1, 2020 with Euro-VI emission compliant fuels from Euro-IV grades.

With this, there will be a cut in vehicular emissions that are said to be one of the reasons for the choking pollution in major cities.

“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,” Sanjiv Singh, Chairman of Indian Oil Corp (IOC) told news agency PTI.

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He further said from storage depots, the fuel has started travelling to petrol pumps and in the next few weeks, all of them will only have BS-VI grade petrol and diesel.

“We are 100 per cent confident that fuel that will flow from nozzles at all the petrol pumps in the country on April 1 will be BS-VI emission compliant fuel,” he added.

India adopted Euro-III equivalent (or Bharat Stage-III) fuel with a sulphur content of 350 ppm in 2010. After that, it took seven years to move to BS-IV that had a sulphur content of 50 ppm. Now it only took three years from moving to BS-IV to BS-VI.

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