State-run oil firms to deliver petrol at doorstep, expand diesel service


State-run oil firms to deliver petrol at doorstep, expand diesel service

The state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) — Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) — are planning to expand doorstep delivery of diesel to 20 more cities, and introduce home delivery of petrol by the next quarter.

The companies plan to have at least 500 doorstep fuel delivery vehicles by the end of this financial year (FY20). “The response to doorstep delivery of fuel is very good and we are trying to expand this by factoring in both safety and regulation,” HPCL Chairman and Managing Director M K Surana told the media last week.

Though companies currently have clearance only for diesel, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) is expected to give clearance for petrol soon, he added. Read More

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