Due to increase in temperature in next days, please don’t fill petrol to the maximum limit of tank; it will cause explosion in the fuel tank. If you want petrol, fill the half and leave half for air.’
In case you have received this Indian Oil ‘advisory’ on WhatsApp and are worried about topping up your fuel tank, let us break the news to you: this is FAKE NEWS!
The Indian Oil on Tuesday issued a clarification and trashed the viral message.
‘Indian Oil would like to disown the statement,’ the company said.
In its clarification, Indian Oil stated that, ‘Automobile manufacturer design their vehicles considering all aspects pf performance requirements, claims and ambient conditions with built-in safety factors. The maximum volume specified in the fuel tank for petrol/diesel vehicles is no exception. It is, therefore, perfectly safe to fill the fuel in vehicles up to the full limit (max.) as specified by the manufacturer irrespective of winter or summers.’
The fake advisory has gone viral on social media at a time when a govern survey declared the Indian Oil as the most profitable PSU along with ONGC and Coal India. Read More
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