IOCL Mathura Refinery has achieved the distinction of becoming first refinery in the country to supply BS-VI compliant fuels, containing less than 10 ppm sulphur with existing units, well ahead of deadline set by the government, he mentioned.
"At a time when all Indian Refineries were producing BS-IV compliant fuels, IOCL Mathura Refinery had gone ahead and was producing BS-VI compliant fuel since January 2018 with its existing units, he told reporters on Friday.
A deadline was also set for rolling out cleaner (BS-VI compliant) fuel across the National Capital Territory (NCT) by April 18 and National capital region (NCR) by April 19, however Mathura Refinery completed the task , ahead of stipulated time, he noted.
It started supply of BS-VI compliant fuels to NCT and NCR from January 18, he disclosed.
The government in january 2016 had decided to shift to BS-VI fuel emission norms from BS-IV from April 2020, skipping altogether BS-V norms.
All the new vehicles to be sold after April 2020 would be BS-VI compliant, as per the government direction.
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