Aviation Fuel


kerosen Kerosenes 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 1459:2018 (Fourth Revision)

Subsidised Kerosene Prices in Metros (Rs./litre)

Applicable from July 1, 2024

Metros Prices
Delhi Declared as Kerosene-free city
Kolkata 64.04
Mumbai 60.91
Chennai 15.00

*Please note -

Above prices are based on the notifications issued by the respective State/District Authorities.

Effective from 01.06.2022, for Kolkata, price specified in the notification considering both Agent and Dealer charged GST is provided.