Oil Minister launches unique missed call facility for booking LPG refills


Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday launched a unique missed call facility for booking LPG refills and registration of new connections.

The facility has been brought as a New Year bonanza for Indane LPG customers.

Inaugurating the missed call facility and terming it as a New Year Gift to the country, Pradhan said, “Under the able guidance of our Prime Minister, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas strives to ensure energy availability, accessibility, and affordability. While our Ministry has ensured LPG penetration in the country, it is now almost 99% up from 55.9% in 2014. We are now looking at making this kitchen-friendly fuel more accessible to all.”

“In the line with the vision for a Digital India, the missed call facility will play a crucial role in making LPG more easily accessible to the consumers. The Petroleum Ministry has always strived to improve customer convenience and this facility by IndianOil will play a crucial role in making LPG more easily accessible,” he said.

IndianOil’s Missed Call facility for its Indane LPG customers for booking refills will be available across the country by giving a missed call to 8454955555.

Prospective customers can also register for a new connection by giving a missed call to the same number. Currently the option of registering new connections is available only in Bhubaneshwar and will soon be rolled out to the rest of the country.

Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil, said, “In line with the vision of our Prime Minister for a Digital India, IndianOil is continuously upgrading facilities in digital platform for its esteemed customers. The missed call facility will be yet another touch point for our customers to seamlessly interact with us for their LPG needs.”

A missed call will now be the simplest & most convenient way for a customer to book their LPG refills.

The new connection registration facility through missed call will be a boon to the floating population who is not aware of the serving distributors in their locality.

The need for contactless transactions has been amplified in view of the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. Leveraging technology, IndianOil has adopted the following digital initiatives to help customers to book and pay for their Indane LPG refills through digital platforms common IVRS and SMS number across the country, refill booking on WhatsApp, refill booking on UMANG app, refill booking & payments on PayTm & Amazon, refill booking & payments thru BBPS, IndianOil Portal and Mobile App.

XP100 – flagged off from Digboi Refinery – now available in Bhubaneshwar

The Minister also launched IndianOil’s premium 100 octane petrol, XP100, at Bhubaneshwar, and flagged off the first batch of XP100 from IndianOil’s 119-old heritage Digboi Refinery. Established in 1901, the Digboi Refinery was Asia’s first oil refinery and currently among the world’s oldest operating refinery.

“India is part of an exclusive club of countries globally where petrol with 100 or higher-Octane number is sold. XP100 has reiterated our commitment for providing better energy solutions to all. XP100 has been developed indigenously and is in line with the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and our PM’s Energy Vision,” said Pradhan.

“XP100 is an ultra-modern, ultra-premium product designed to thrill your senses. It is the finest grade of petrol to give your vehicle higher power & performance and give you a delightful drive. The availability of XP100 in Bhubaneshwar is part of our promise to ensure diverse energy solutions in all parts of the country. We are especially proud that our oldest refinery at Digboi has adapted to the changing demands and successfully rolled out this premium product, which is being flagged off by our Hon’ble Minister,” added Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil.

Currently, the normal petrol marketed in India has 91 Octane. IndianOil’s premium grade petrol with 100 Octane is designed to rev up the engine, give faster acceleration, significantly boost engine performance, give better drivability, enhanced fuel economy and engine life. It exceeds IS-2796 specifications and is also an environment-friendly fuel with much reduced tailpipe emissions.

XP100 premium grade petrol is currently available in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Agra, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad. It is being made available in Bhubaneshwar, along with Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. These cities have been selected basis their aspirational demographics and availability of high-end vehicles in these cities.