Indian Oil Develops Special Winter-Grade Diesel For Ladakh To Address The Problem Of Loss Of Fluidity In Fuel

Indian Oil Develops Special Winter-Grade Diesel For Ladakh To Address The Problem Of Loss Of Fluidity In FuelView of the Ladakh region (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

In a major development which is set to benefit the people of Ladakh, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has successfully developed winter-grade diesel which will help in addressing the problem of loss of fluidity in fuel during extreme winter conditions, reports Hindu Businessline.

Developed in the IOC's refinery in Panipat, Haryana, the winter-grade diesel has a 'pour' point of -33 degrees Celsius and does not lose its fluidity function even in the extreme winter weather of the region unlike the normal grade of diesel which becomes exceedingly difficult to utilise in such extremely low temperatures.

The winter grade diesel also meets BIS specification of BS-VI grade diesel and has been successfully produced and certified for the first time by Panipat Refinery on 8 November 2019, a statement by IOC said.

The supplies of winter grade diesel would be done from the Jalandhar POL Terminal from where this fuel grade would reach the Leh and Kargil Depot to meet demands of customers of Leh-Ladakh region during peak winters.