Automotive gasoline and gasoline-oxygenate blends are used in internal combustion
spark-ignition engines. These spark ignition engine fuels are primarily used for
passenger cars. They are also used in off-highway utility vans, farm machinery and
in other spark ignition engines employed in a variety of service applications.
Gasoline is a complex mixture of relatively volatile hydrocarbons that vary widely
in chemical & physical properties and are derived from fractional distillation
of crude petroleum with a further treatment mainly in terms of improvement of its
octane rating. The hundreds of individual hydrocarbons in gasoline range from c4
An oxygenate is an oxygen-containing, ashless organic compound (such as an alcohol
or ether) which can be used as a fuel or fuel supplement. Motor gasoline is sold
at retail outlets where it is directly delivered into the automobile tank. The Indian
Standard governing the properties of motor gasoline & gasoline-oxygenate blends
is IS 2796 : 2000 (3rd Rev).
In view of the auto fuel policy issued by Govt of India, more & more stringent
specifications (equivalent to Euro II, Euro III, Euro IV) are being made applicable
for the gasolines being marketed in India. This has led to reduction of environmentally
polluting factors in gasolines.
XTRAPREMIUM petrol is a much sought-after fuel among
discerning motorists who are in many ways emotionally attached to their wheels.
The “Clean and Keep Clean” function of the super cleanser additive in XTRAPREMIUM
reduces deposits at the port fuel injector, intake valve and controls combustion
chamber deposits to maintain "like new" performance of the vehicle. Regular use
of XTRAPREMIUM gives the vehicle a superior pick-up, smoother drive, better mileage
and lower emission. XTRAPREMIUM is designed not only to optimise performance of
new generation vehicles but also rejuvenate old vehicles to perform better.
Little wonder, IndianOil’s XTRAPREMIUM petrol is the largest selling branded petrol
Updated on October 29, 2012