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SC Bans Dirty Pet-coke, Furnace Oil in Haryana, Rajasthan, UP

Published on October 27, 2017
The Supreme Court has directed the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan to ban the use of pet coke and furnace oil in the industries from November 1.


  • A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the three states to ban the use of these pollution causing materials.
  • Supreme Court has imposed a fine of Rs2 lakh on union environment ministry for not finalising pollution emission standards for industries using petcoke and furnace oil in the national capital region (NCR)
  • Petcoke is a final carbon-rich solid material that derives from oil refining.
  • It is a type of the group of fuels referred to as cokes. 
  • Petcoke is the coke that is derived from a final cracking process–a thermo-based chemical engineering process that splits long-chain hydrocarbons of petroleum into shorter chains

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