INDIA MOVES TO BS-VI PETROL AND DIESEL

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By Sarkaritel April 2, 2020 20:06


New Delhi, 2nd April, 2020: As per their commitment to the nation, PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs – IndianOil, BPCL and HPCL)have fully transitioned to BS-VI compliant petrol and diesel across the country with effect from 1st April 2020 even in the face of the constraints posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PSU OMCs have incurred capital expenditure to the tune of about Rs. 35,000 crore in upgrading their countrywide refineries, pipelines&marketing distribution network to be able to usher in BS-VI fuels, directly leapfrogging from BS-IV fuels. Further, the refineries shall incur incremental operating costs on a sustained basis to manufacture BS-VI petrol and diesel with 10 parts per million (ppm) of Sulphur as against 50 ppm in BS-IV fuels earlier. Taking into consideration the CAPEX costs and the likely incremental OPEX costs, there would be some impact on the retail selling price of petrol and diesel.

Considering the current crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the OMCs have kept the prices of petrol and diesel unchanged with effect from 1st April 2020, which were otherwise also being maintained steady.

However, the increase in the RSPs of petrol and diesel in some states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, etc., with effect from 1st April, 2020 is purely on account of the increase in VAT rates by the respective State Governments on both the products from that date. The OMCs have made no change in the basic selling price and have maintained it at the same level.

RSPs of Petrol

(Rs./litre)

Delhi Kolkata Mumbai Chennai
Previous (31.3.2020) 69.59 72.29 75.30 72.28
Revised  (1.4.2020) 69.59 73.30 76.31 72.28
Increase/(decrease) 0.00  1.01 1.01 0.00
RSPs of Diesel

(Rs./litre)

Delhi Kolkata Mumbai Chennai
Previous (31.3.2020) 62.29 64.62 65.21 65.71
Revised  (1.4.2020) 62.29 65.62 66.21 65.71
Increase/(decrease) .     0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00

In view of the extremely volatile situation, the OMCs are keeping a close watch on global cues and the market scenario while taking pricing decisions.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel April 2, 2020 20:06