Union minister of petroleum and natural gas and steel, Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s XP100 has been developed in line with the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

Pradhan on Friday flagged off the dispatch of the first load of XP100, premium quality petrol from the country’s oldest operating refinery at Digboi in Assam.

Pradhan also rolled out the second phase of Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s (IOCL) world-class premium grade petrol (Octane 100) branded as XP100.

“The Digboi Refinery started the fuel revolution in the country over a hundred years back and it has produced the most superior form of petrol in the country. This would go down as a watershed movement in India’s energy journey,” said Dharmendra Pradhan.

“India is part of an exclusive club of countries globally where petrol with 100 or higher-octane number is sold. XP100 has reiterated our commitment to providing better energy solutions to all,” said the minister.

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“XP100 has been developed indigenously and is in line with the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and our Prime Minister’s energy vision,” he further said.

“IOC’s branded XP100 was rolled out today in seven more cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore, and Bhubaneswar”, said Kishore Dutta deputy general manager of corporate communication IOC AOD Digboi.

The minister had launched XP100 earlier and rolled out the first phase a month ago on December 1, at selected outlets in 10 Indian cities.

This advanced petrol produced from Digboi Refinery would cater to the needs of retail outlets in cities located in the Northeast.

Laxman Sharma

Laxman Sharma is Northeast Now Correspondent in Digboi. He can be reached at: laxmansharma.press@gmail.com