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INDIA'S FIRST INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED 100 OCTANE PREMIUM PETROL

INDIA'S FIRST INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED 100 OCTANE PREMIUM PETROL

Context

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched India’s first 100 Octane petrol.

Details

  • XP100 premium petrol will initially be available at select outlet of IOC in 10 cities -- Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Agra, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad.
  • The fuel is manufactured at IOC's Mathura refinery in Uttar Pradesh and supplied at select petrol pumps.
  • Octane ratings are measures of fuel stability. It is a measure of a fuel's ability to avoid knock.
  • Knock occurs when fuel is prematurely ignited in the engine's cylinder, which degrades efficiency and can be damaging to the engine. The higher the octane number, the more resistant the petrol mixture is to knock.
  • 100 Octane petrol has a niche market for luxury vehicles that demand high performance and is available only in six countries of USA, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia and Israel.

Other Octane grades

In India only three Octane grades are available. They are 87 Octane petrol called the regular petrol, 89 octane grade called the mid-grade and 91 to 94 octane grade called the premium petrol.

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