The Bongaigaon Refinery has started the process of producing BS (Bharat Standard)-VI motor spirit (petrol) since December 2019 and has set a target to produce BS-VI high-speed diesel by April 1.
The refinery has set the target under the government’s Auto Fuel Quality Vision Policy 2025.
The Bongaigaon Refinery is the ninth refinery of Indian Oil located at Dhaligaon in Western Assam’s Chirang district.
The content of sulphur in BS-IV fuels is 50 parts per million (ppm) while in BS-VI grade fuels, it is 10 ppm.
Executive director and head of the refinery Amarendra Kalita revealed this on Friday.
He said the production of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will be increased when the newly installed Indane Maximisation (INDMAX) unit in the refinery becomes fully functional.
Kalita said t since steps are being taken to increase the capacity of machinery units so that high-valued petroleum products can be made considering the demand in the market, this development will definitely bring better industrial prospects in the next 5-6 years in the entire region of lower Assam.
Deputy general manager (Technical Service) N Basumatary said the refinery has been maintaining anti-pollution measures strictly while discharging effluent and gaseous substances.
Sita Baruah, deputy general manager (Corporate Communication & Corporate Social Responsibility), said the refinery utilises 2 per cent of its total profit as corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund for various civic and social works.