M Venkatesh, Managing Director of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), has said the BS-VI grade diesel and petrol produced by MRPL will be available in the retail outlets of oil marketing companies (OMCs) in Karnataka by March 1.
Speaking to journalists in Mangaluru, he said MRPL has started producing BS-VI grade diesel and petrol from the refinery process units with a view to start supplying to Mangaluru-Bengaluru pipeline by the end of November itself.
He said further: “Our first demand for BS-VI grade is coming from Bengaluru. Because of the existing content in the Mangaluru-Bengaluru pipeline as well as the storage facilities the OMCs have got, they need to flush it (BS-IV).”
“OMCs have been mandated to supply BS-VI grade diesel and petrol across the country from April 1 2020. To make that happen, OMCs should get them in November itself,” added Venkatesh.
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