IndianOil fully geared to meet additional demand for cooking gas

Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) says it is in a position to meet additional demand for LPG cooking gas in the country that may arise in the course of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Corporation has tied up additional imports of the product for April and May to the tune of about 50% over normal imports to ensure uninterrupted availability of bulk LPG for its bottling plants, it says in a statement.IndianOil is taking steps to increase LPG production in its major refineries by optimising operations, improving LPG yield in LPG producing units like FCC/IndMax, etc. The Corporation’s LPG bottling plants too are working extended hours, operating night shifts and on public holidays/Sundays, to meet the growing demand. The transport infrastructure linking the plants to the distributors has also been optimized for quick turnaround of cylinders. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of the supply points and the marketing network, IndianOil could deliver more than 3.38 crore LPG cylinders to its customers in the last 15 days since lockdown, that is, 26 lakh cylinders every single working day. Despite lockdown/curfew/containment and various other restrictions on movement imposed by various State/District administrations, IndianOil’s LPG distributors and delivery boys are going the extra mile to ensure timely delivery of LPG cylinders to the doorsteps of customers in the safest possible way. People across the supply chain are practising a high standard of hygiene and sanitization and are using masks & gloves while handling & delivering cylinders. While assuring its customers across the country of adequate LPG supplies, IndianOil has appealed to them not to resort to panic-booking or visit the showrooms and godowns of their LPG distributorships for obtaining refills. They can book for LPG refills from their own homes through SMS/IVRS, WhatsApp (75888-88824) and take delivery at their doorstep. Payments can also be made online through the Corporation’s Mobile App, IndianOilOne, or portal (, or through the payment link sent to the customers in the SMS after refill booking, to avoid cash-handling and minimizing person-to-person contact. The LPG emergency helpline number 1906 is also fully functional.

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