Hindustan Petroleum has started providing door-delivery services of diesel in Mumbai. The company recently started a new initiative, the HP Fuel Connect.
This service is the second such fuel-delivery initiatives in India. This type of service was first started by Indian Oil Corporation in Pune, earlier this year.
For now, HP will provide delivery services to only those customers who have fixed equipment or heavy machinery on their premises. These include big malls, offices and factories. The delivery will take place in the surrounding areas of Uran, Raigad in Maharashtra.
Hindustan Petroleum officials stated that the service will help those type of customers, who are buying diesel in barrels from existing retail outlets.
The initiative is to help such customers avoid time loss. While also bringing down fuel and other additional costs of the customers. The service will also provide a hassle-free and safe delivery of fuel directly to the premise.
The HP Fuel Connect initiative uses a fuel tanker fitted with its own fuel dispenser unit. HP stated that the Fuel connect comes equipped with a host of features such as bottom loading with a jet sensor and a Pre-check valve.
There are also high and low-level sensors along with a Nozzle Boot interlock. These ensure safe operations at all times.
Other safety features also include RFID tagging, Geo-Fencing and GPS tracking. HP stated that they have loading facilities at their retail outlets in Dronagiri to facilitate their Fuel Bowser operations.
The first-of-its-kind service was started by Indian Oil, back in March this year. The company had started the services in Pune after receiving the approval of, the Petrol and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO).
The services of fuel delivery have been limited to diesel as they are easier to handle, as compared to petrol. Also, most fleet organisations run on diesel fuel, hence making it more beneficial for the oil companies as well.
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The service was first introduced by a Bangalore-based startup company ‘MyPetrolPump'. The initiative offers direct door delivery of diesel. Such fuels are expected to be cleaner and unadulterated at the time of delivery to the customers.