High-altitude regions like Ladakh experience a unique problem in the winter months. When temperature goes down as far as minus 30 degree Celsius, the people experience freezing of diesel in their vehicles.
To address this problem, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has developed a winter-grade diesel that doesn’t lose its fluidity even in extreme winter conditions. The winter-grade diesel, developed by IOCL’s Panipat refinery, is usable up to minus 33 degree Celsius.
On Sunday (17 November), Home Minister Amit Shah launched the supply of special winter-grade diesel for high altitude Ladakh, which faces sub-zero temperatures during the winter months.
Union minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal were also present during the launch. Read More
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