KeroseneKerosenes are distillate fractions of crude oil in the boiling range of 150-250°C. They are treated mainly for reducing aromatic content to increase their smoke point (height of a smokeless flame) and hydrofining to reduce sulphur content and to improve odour, colour & burning qualities (char value).

Kerosene is used as a domestic fuel for heating / lighting and also for manufacture of insecticides/herbicides/fungicides to control pest, weeds and fungi. Since kerosene is less volatile than gasoline, increase in its evaporation rate in domestic burners is achieved by increasing surface area of the oil to be burned and by increasing its temperature. The two types of burners which achieve this fall into two categories namely vaporisers & atomisers.

The Indian Standard governing the properties of kerosene is IS 1459:1974 (2nd Rev).

Prices in Metros (Rs./litre)

Applicable from Midnight of December 15, 2014 and October 04, 2012
Delhi 14.96
Kolkata 14.84
Mumbai 14.44
Chennai 13.70

RSP of PDS Kerosene at New Delhi has been changed w.e.f. 31 January 2013
Previous Prices

Price build up of Kerosene


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