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).

Subsidised Prices in Metros (Rs./litre)

Applicable from Midnight of February,15 2015 and February 16, 2015
Delhi 14.96
Kolkata 16.00
Mumbai 15.24
Chennai 13.70

Previous Prices

Non-Subsidised Prices in Metros (Rs./Kl)

Applicable from Midnight of July 15, 2015 - July 16, 2015

Delhi 48080.89
Kolkata 51279.44
Mumbai 53635.43
Chennai 52566.83
Previous Prices

Price build up of Kerosene


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