In an ambitious attempt to decrease the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, India is now assuring all diesel and gas stations will be supplying consumers with the cleanest available fuel. Starting April 1, India will be taking this difficult but important step ahead by joining only a few other nations in the world by offering Euro-VI grade fuel. This fuel contains 10 PPM (parts per million) of sulfur compared to the 50 ppm in Euro-VI fuels that have become the center of so much negative attention.
India Is the First Country to Do This in 3 Years
India is going to be the first country to directly transition from IV-grade fuels to VI-grade fuels. They have been able to achieve this in just 3 years – something many other countries are insisting is impossible in order to justify resisting the change. It also previously took India 7 years to transition from Euro-III grade fuel, with a sulfur content of 350 ppm to Euro-IV grade fuel, which is just another reason why this move was so ambitious – and so impressive.
Most of the gas stations in India were already distributing the ultra-low fuel by the end of the 2019 year.
So Far On Track for Supplying the Gas and Fuel
Almost all the refineries in India have begun supplying BS-VI fuel, and some have reached storage depots across the country. According to Sanjiv Singh, the Chairman of Indian Oil Corp, it was a conscious decision to make the change to BS-VI as it avoided the delay in the journey by 4 to 6 years. It was done by choosing this route instead of first upgrading to BS-V and later shifting to BS-VI.
This is just one of the ways that India is trying to make the shift toward renewable energy. The nation made history recently by becoming the first country to have solar and wind energy to power all its government-run seaports. Soon, the more energy-efficient and clean gas will make its way into the country so that people can use truly clean fuel.