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Press Release

I O C COMMENCES REGULAR SALES OF AUTO LPG IN GUWAHATI

Guwahati, 19th April 2007

As a part of its continued commitment for excellence in customer care and in meeting the aspirations of the valued consumers, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (Assam Oil Division) has installed the first Auto LPG station in the North Eastern Region, at - M/s. Kishore & Company, Adabari, Guwahati.

At a function held on 15.04.07 – the Assamese New Year Day, Shri N.G. Saikia, DGM (MO), IOC (AOD) dispensed Auto LPG from M/s. Kishore & Company, Adabari to the first customer Shri Hemanta Talukdar, owner of Maruti Alto vehicle, in presence of large gathering of people comprising of valued consumers, dealer and distributor fraternity senior IOC officials including Shri A.K. Kalita, Chief LPG Manager (Sales), IOC (AOD).

“Auto LPG is an eco-friendly transportation fuel marketed by Indian Oil under the brand name “Auto Gas” and is presently priced at Rs. 28.42 per liter in Guwahati,” said A. K. Kalita, Chief LPG Manager(Sales), IOC(AOD) , Guwahati.

Auto LPG can be used in petrol driven cars by attaching an LPG kit and tank costing around Rs. 20,000/- upwards and is expected to bring about around 30% saving cost to the motorists, he added.

Some automobile manufacturers like Maruti Udyog are already producing factory-fitted Auto LPG kits in their vehicles like Maruti Alto and Maruti Omni making them dual fuel vehicles. Auto LPG has quickly become one of the most popular fuels in various cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Nasik, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, etc.

While three more Auto LPG stations are being shortly commissioned by IOC (AOD) at Chandmari (Guwahati), Jorhat by-pass and Tinsukia, fifteen more Auto LPG stations are being planned by IOC (AOD) in the current fiscal year 2007-08 which will bring the total number of Auto LPG stations under IOC (AOD) to 19, A. K. Kalita, Chief LPG Manager (Sales) IOC (AOD) informed.

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