Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced marketing of Bio Fuel Blended HSD

Aug 12, 2015 13:13 IST

The Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG) on 10 August 2015 announced Marketing of High Speed Diesel (HSD) blended with Bio-diesel in selected retail outlets of OMC’s in New Delhi & Vishakhapatnam (by HPCL), Haldia (by BPCL) and Vijayawada (by IOCL). ‘

It is a path breaking step in India’s retail sector for launching Bio-diesel B 5 blend to diesel consumers.

Sale of fuel was announced on the occasion of World Bio Fuel Day by Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan at HPCL’s retail outlet in New Delhi. He also launched the sale of Bio-Diesel blended HSD in other cities through live streaming from New Delhi.

Earlier, the ministry had permitted direct sale of Bio-Diesel (B100) to bulk consumers like Railways, shipping and State Road Transport Corporations etc. This was permitted as part of promotion of Ethanol Blended Petrol program (EBP) in the country, wherein ethanol blending in petrol is planned to increase from 5 to 10 % based on the availability of ethanol.

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