New Delhi, March 26 - Neftegaz.RU.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the demand for petroleum products like petrol, diesel, fuel oil, bitumen, etc., have reduced substantially. The demand for ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel) has also come down sharply due to suspension of flights.
Keeping this in view, IndianOil
has regulated crude oil throughput at most of its refineries by 25% to 30%.
Upliftment of finished products from them in the last one week has helped upcountry bulk storage locations of the Corporation build up their stocks for future-readiness once the countrywide lockdown is lifted and the demand picks up again.
The Corporation is keeping a close watch on global cues and the changing market scenario and initiating actions accordingly.
In the midst of reduction in demand for major petro products, there has been an increase in demand for LPG cooking gas.
To meet the rising demand for LPG, IndianOil is taking steps to increase LPG production in its major refineries by optimising operations, improving LPG yield in LPG producing units like FCC/Indmax, etc.
Bottling plant operations and LPG refill deliveries are being streamlined accordingly.
The Emergency Service Cell number 1906 for LPG customers is operational as usual.
Adequate stocks are available and there is no need for panic-booking by LPG customers.
In these trying times, IndianOil is committed to ensuring emergency fuelling across all permitted modes.
The Corporation's bulk storage installations, LPG bottling plants, fuel stations and LPG distributorships have been advised to operate under the advisory of their respective State Governments/local administrations to maintain essential services in their geographies.
The fuel stations are operating with skeletal staff to ensure personal hygiene and social distancing norms.
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