New Delhi: The government is considering differential pricing for Euro IV-compliant fuel to be sold in select cities from 1 April, oil Secretary S Sundareshan said on Monday.
He did not give details.
India is keen to cut emissions as Asia’s third-largest economy expands rapidly and aim to catch up with fuel quality in Europe, which now follows Euro V standards.
It has been gradually reducing sulphur from 2000, when fuel had 500 parts per million (ppm). Motorists in major cities will now move to Euro-IV norms, locally known as Bharat Stage-IV, that allow up to 50 ppm sulphur.
In January, India decided to adhere to an April deadline for the Euro IV launch in major cities. The roll out of Euro III specifications in the rest of the country has been staggered until October.