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Launch of Bio Fuel blended Diesel by Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan Honble Minister of State (Independent Charge) MOP and NG

New Delhi, 11 August 2015

On the occasion of “World Bio Fuel Day” (10th August – 2015), Oil Marketing Companies under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas commenced marketing of Bio-Fuel blended High Speed Diesel (B-5 Diesel) in select retail outlets of the country. The launching of Bio-Diesel is a path breaking step in India’s retail sector.

Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C), MOP&NG launched Bio-Diesel sale at HPCL’s Retail Outlet, M/s. Rajeev Service Station, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi. The function was graced by Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi, Hon’ble MP from Delhi; Sh. Mahesh Giri, Hon’ble MP from Delhi; Sh. K D Tripathi, Secretary-MOP&NG; Sh. A P Sawhney, Addl. Secretary-MOP&NG; Sh. Sandeep Poundrik, Joint Secretary (Refineries)–MOP&NG; Ms. Nishi Vasudeva, C&MD HPCL and senior officials from Oil marketing companies.

Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C), MOP&NG also launched the sale of Bio-Diesel in 3 other cities; Vishakhapatnam (by HPCL), Haldia (by BPCL) and Vijayawada (by IOCL) through Web Casting from the Conference Hall of MOP&NG, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.

Bio-Diesel is an eco-friendly alternative Diesel fuel prepared from domestic renewable resources i.e. vegetable oils & animal fats. It has been more acceptable technically because of its environmental benefits and the fact that it is made from renewable sources and can be prepared locally

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