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Indigenous AVGAS 100LL

Published on September 28, 2022
Current Context: The Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, launched indigenous production of AVGAS 100 LL in Ghaziabad, UP.
Indigenous AVGAS 100LL
  • The AVGAS 100 LL is a special aviation fuel meant for piston engine aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
  • The oil marketing company, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has been given the responsibility to produce and market AVGAS 100 LL in the country.
  • The IOCL will produce AVGAS 100 LL in its flagship refinery situated in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Currently, India imports AVGAS 100 LL from European nations and this initiative is set to reduce the import dependence on fuels, as envisioned in the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
  • AVGAS 100 LL is the principal grade of Aviation Gasoline which is primarily used by defense forces and Flying Training Organizations (FTOs).
  • The fuel is of superior quality as it has a high octane number.
  • IOCL is a PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and was established in 1959 with its headquarters in New Delhi. The current Chairperson of IOCL is Shrikant Madhav Vaidya.


Q.1 Which of the following will produce indigenous AVGAS 100 LL?

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