In a clear indication that oil companies are geared up to meet the target of BS IV and BS VI, IndianOil’s Mathura Refinery despatched BS-VI HSD to automobile major Honda on 27th Oct’16, achieving an important milestone towards cleaner environment and the ambitious jump from BS-IV emission norms to BS-VI emission norms by 2020.
IndianOil has committed to provide the required quantities of BS-VI compliant HSD & MS fuels to Auto Industry in time bound manner in line with their requirement of redesigning & testing the automobile engines with upgraded BS-VI fuel in Indian climatic & road conditions.
IOC said in a statement that the move will help boost morale of the entire automobile industry that the oil companies are geared up to meet the target of BS IV and BS VI.
Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), IndianOil congratulated S M Vaidya, GM I/C, Mathura Refinery and his team for the initiative.
“The government has set very stringent target of meeting BS IV and BS VI standard fuel quality and all our refineries are working hard to meet the strict time lines of April,2017 for BS IV and April,2020 set for supplying BS VI compliant fuel, respectively,” IndianOil said.
“As the largest refiner of the country with the combined refining capacity of over 80 MMTPA of crude oil , IndianOil is constantly focussing on efficiency improvement, value addition, capacity enhancement and diversification for bottom-line improvement while improving the product quality of petroleum products to address environmental concerns,” said Sanjiv Singh.
Mathura Refinery successfully demonstrated preparation of first batch of BS-VI HSD on 1st Septermber, 2016 to provide efficient service towards auto OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers).
Mathura Refinery leading from the front has lived up to its reputation and has strengthen the belief that IOCL can pull off the herculean task of delivering BS-VI compliant fuel within the stringent time schedule i.e by Sep’19.Mathura Refinery also has limited capability to produce MS VI, however trial of same is pending due to prevailing high MS stocks.
It is expected that MS stocks shall be reduced to desired level by Dec-16; subsequently trial of MS VI shall be undertaken. Mathura Refinery can produce 10 TMT of MS VI and HSD VI on monthly basis. Despatch facility for HSD VI is being developed at MR & Refinery is also playing a pivotal role in developing the loading bay at Mathura Marketing Terminal to ensure consistent supply of BS-VI fuel to customers.