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Bongaigaon Refinery starts making BS-VI fuels

By Correspondent

BONGAIGAON, March 6 - Bongaigaon Refinery, the ninth refinery of Indian Oil located at Dhaligaon in Chirang district, has been successfully 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, to match the government�s Auto Fuel Quality Vision Policy 2025.

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 disclosed this at a press meet held at the Champa Club in the BGR township. 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 that 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.

BGR has been maintaining anti-pollution measures strictly while discharging effluent and gaseous substances, Deputy General Manager (Technical Service) N Basumatary said while presenting the current status of the oil industry.

Sita Baruah, Deputy General Manager (Corporate Communication & Corporate Social Responsibility), said that the refinery utilises 2 per cent of its total profit as Corporate Social Responsibility fund for various civic and social works.

Senior Human Resourse Officer (Corporate Communication) N Konwar, General Manager (in-charge) Human Resource, Bhaskar Hazarika, Chief General Manager SP Baruah, Chief General Manager (Projects) Kailash Pati, Chief General Manager (Technical) D Gogoi, Chief General Manager (Technical Service, Health Safety & Environment) and other officials were present at the press meet.

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