IOCL Launches Country’s First Gasoline & Diesel Reference Fuel

Paradip: Indian OilCorporation Limited (IOCL)launched country’s first gasolineand diesel reference fuel, used by
automobile manufacturers fortesting vehicles. The launchingceremony was held in thepresence of Union Minister of
Petroleum and Natural GasHardeep Singh Puri.The production of thesespecialised fuel produced byIOCL would reduce India’sdependence on imports as wellas catapult the country’s energyindustry to the select globalplayers armed with exclusivecompetencies. The production ofthese fuels is expected to bringIndia closer to the Atma NirbharBharat initiative.IOCL has establishedfacilities for production ofgasoline reference fuels at itsParadip Refinery and dieselreference fuel at PanipatRefinery. Notably, gasolinereference fuel was flagged offfrom Paradip Refinery onThursday.

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