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05 Jan 2019

After Pune, Mumbai, IOCL starts diesel doorstep-delivery services in Chennai

Indian Oil begins doorstep-delivery of diesel in Chennai

In what will come as a good news for fleet owners and commercial establishments in Chennai, Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Indian state-owned oil and gas company, has recently started its doorstep fuel delivery program in the city.

The company has introduced its mobile fuel dispenser vehicles in the Tamil Nadu capital and the initiative is a first-of-its-kind in South India.

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Indian Oil begins doorstep-delivery of diesel in Chennai
Minimum order for doorstep delivery is 200 liters

Information

Minimum order for doorstep delivery is 200 liters

The fuel dispenser will have a tanker that can store a maximum of 6,000 liters of fuel, in this case, diesel, at one time.

The minimum order required to avail the doorstep delivery is 200 liters, and orders can be placed via Repose mobile app.

The customers ordering more than 2,500 liters should have a PESO (Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization) license for storage.

Purpose

Company's target is industrial customers and fleet owners

Right now, the company's main target is industrial customers, and not private vehicle owners.

The move is said to help those customers that operate generators at commercial establishments or fleet owners, by saving their time and money.

Moreover, it'll also benefit people in remote areas, where fuel stations are located at a distant place.

The service can be used in cases of emergency too.

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Company not transporting petrol as it's more volatile and risky

For now, only diesel will be transported as petrol is a lot more volatile than diesel and can get difficult to handle while transportation. For safety precautions, while transporting diesel, the fuel dispenser is equipped with safety cones and fire extinguisher.

Doorstep diesel delivery is also available in Mumbai and Pune

Other cities

Doorstep diesel delivery is also available in Mumbai and Pune

Indian Oil, the country's largest petroleum company, started its first-of-its-kind doorstep fuel delivery service in Pune, Maharashtra last year in March.

The other Indian state-owned petroleum giant, Hindustan Petroleum (HP), also started the same service in Mumbai last year in May and told media that it plans to expand to other cities.

The companies provide only diesel in Mumbai and Pune for now.

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Is there a home delivery option for fuels in India?

What is the minimum fuel requirement for doorstep delivery fuel service in Chennai?

Can petrol be delivered to homes in India?

Where in India can you avail home delivery of fuels?

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Is there a home delivery option for fuels in India?

Asked 2019-01-05 11:35:03 by Pranav Tambe

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, Indian Oil has started its doorstep fuel delivery service in Chennai this year and it's already there in Pune. Hindustan Petroleum started the service in Mumbai last year. For Chennai and Pune citizens, they can avail the doorstep fuel delivery service by Indian Oil using mobile app Repose.

What is the minimum fuel requirement for doorstep delivery fuel service in Chennai?

Asked 2019-01-05 11:35:03 by Vivaan Balasubramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

You need to order minimum 200 liters of fuel to avail the doorstep fuel delivery service of Indian Oil in Chennai.

Can petrol be delivered to homes in India?

Asked 2019-01-05 11:35:03 by Cheshta Rodrigues

Answered by NewsBytes

No, for now, only diesel is being transported to customers through the doorstep fuel delivery service in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. Petrol is more volatile than diesel and is thus risky to be transported across the cities.

Where in India can you avail home delivery of fuels?

Asked 2019-01-05 11:35:03 by Rishika Rao

Answered by NewsBytes

Indian Oil Corporation started its first-of-a-kind doorstep fuel delivery service in Pune last year. Hindustan Petroleum also started the same service in Mumbai last year. This year, Indian Oil extended its service in Chennai. These companies are only transporting diesel for now and not petrol.

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