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Early roll-out of low-sulphur fuel to hurt NGVs in India

The introduction of BS VI fuels in advance of the planned date is likely to curtail demand for gas in the transport sector The introduction of BS VI fuels in advance of the planned date is likely to curtail demand for gas in the transport sector.
By Andrew Walker 5 April 2018 0 30296
Cars in a traffic jam in India Traffic in Mumbai, India. (PA)

India’s petroleum and natural gas minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, has decided to roll out low-sulphur petrol and diesel this month in advance of the planned date – a move likely to reduce demand for gas as a vehicle fuel.

Petrol and diesel meeting Bharat Stage 6 (BS VI) emissions standards were expected to be available from April 2020. However, they have been introduced ahead of schedule because of concerns over poor air quality, according to a release from India’s Press Information Bureau

BS VI is...