As a sign of their commitment towards a greener environment, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday dedicated the "cleaner" petrol producing facilities of Hindustan Petroleum Corp's (HPCL) Mumbai refinery to the country.
State-run HPCL today unveiled the upgraded petrol production units at its 5.5 million tonnes per annum refinery, which produces Euro IV grade petrol that has low sulphur content.
"We dedicate HPCL's Mumbai refinery Euro IV project today, thereby fulfilling the commitment towards supplying cleaner fuel as envisaged in the Auto Fuel Policy. The total cost of the upgradation project is Rs 1,731 crore," Deora told reporters here.
The Auto Fuel Policy of 2003 requires Indian Oil Corp, Bharat Petroleum Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corp to sell petrol and diesel meeting the stringent Euro-IV specifications in 13 major cities and Euro III specifications across India from April 1.