IOCL takes step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, launches AVGAS LL for pilot aircrafts

Sep 26, 2022

Ghaziabad (UP), Sept 26 (ANI): India has become self-reliant in production of AVGAS 100 LL, a principal grade of aviation gasoline used by Indian Defense and Flying schools across the country. Talking to ANI SM Vaidya, Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) said that earlier IOCL was importing AVGAS to meet India demand, now it is producing AVGAS at the IOCL refinery in Gujarat. Vaidya told ANI that by becoming self-reliant in AVGAS India will save approximately Rs 20,000-30, 000/Kilo Litre. “India has a consumption of around 3000-kilo litre per year, which was imported by IOC, now Gujarat refinery has enough capacity to not only cater to Indian demand, but can export also,” he said. IPC Chairman added that, “Demand in the aviation sector is growing. Our AVGAS initiative is not for only make in India, but also Make for world.” Today, Hardeep Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs and VK Singh MoS Civil Aviation launched AVGAS 100 LL Barrel for trainee pilots aircraft at Hindan Airbase in Ghaziabad.