Public sector oil companies plan to allot about 65,000 petrol pumps across the country to nearly double the existing retail network, according to officials.
HPCL wants to set up 12,685 more outlets, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) 15,802 outlets, while Indian Oil Corp (IOC) will set up 26,982 more fuel stations.
The expansion is being done in tandem with growth in demand for petrol and diesel. Retail outlets will be constructed with the latest technology including automation and are expected to generate employment opportunities, the statement said.
India has 63,674 fuel retail stations – HPCL has 15,287 fuel pumps, BPCL has 14,593, IOC operates 27,377 fuel stations and ONGC/MRPL has 6 fuel pumps. Read More
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