BS-II petrol/diesel could pose a risk to the equipment in BS-IV cars.

Original plan

Goa to get BS-III petrol and diesel from April 1.

Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to get supply from June 1.

TN, AP, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Orissa and WB to join in from July 1.

Murali Gopalan

Yogima Seth Sharma & Swaraj Baggonkar / New Delhi/ Mumbai March 31, 2010, 1:03 IST

As India seeks to catch up with European automobile emission regulations, with the introduction of Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) norms, the most stringent till date, big cities will have to bid adieu to a few four-wheeler models, which once helped their companies promote brand and build volumes.

NEW DELHI: With the Government all set to switch over to the Euro-IV fuel standards from April 1, petrol and diesel that is to be sold in 13 big cities is likely to face another round of price hike.

The prices of petrol and diesel may be hiked in April as India implements Euro IV-compliant fuel to cut emissions.

Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: Dispelling speculation about lack of preparedness on the part of the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry to adhere to the deadline on the introduction of new fuel norm, Petroleum Secretary S. Sundereshan on Friday asserted that oil marketing companies (OMCs) were all geared to roll out the Euro-IV standard fuel across 13 metros.

After the Budget triggered a price increase in all models of automobiles, prospective buyers will be in for another jolt, as the industry is set to jack it up again in April due to the implementation of the new emission norms

CHENNAI Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) has successfully installed Diesel Hydotreating (DHDT) reactor, at its Manali refinery to produce clean diesel, meeting the Euro-IV specifications as per the auto fuel policy of the Centre.

Swaraj Baggonkar / Mumbai February 12, 2010, 0:49 IST

Vehicles with new Bharat Stage-IV engines cannot run on fuel inferior to BS-III standards

As the April 1, 2010 deadline nears for introducing Bharat Stage-IV emission-compliant vehicles, manufacturers are worried about the availability of the BS-III fuel.

Mechanism for single clean fuel supply not ready.

Huge challenge

April 1 could see Goa emerge the frontrunner for supplies of BS III petrol and diesel around the same time BS IV is made available in the 13 metros.

Murali Gopalan

The rest of the country could still be getting BS II fuel though this will see a gradual phase-out between April and October.

Ajay Modi / New Delhi January 25, 2010, 0:19 IST

Unlike 2005, when the country