Reliance seeks access to PSU firms’ jet fuel pipelines, storage facilities

Despite the ATF market being open, major Indian airports are mostly served by state-owned oil firms. Reliance wants in on the action.

Reliance Industries is seeking access to the pipelines and storage facilities built by public sector oil companies to supply aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, to airports, according to news agency PTI.

In a bid to expand its share of fuel trade at the country’s busiest airports, the company wants to use storage depots outside the Delhi airport and fuel pipelines to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports. Currently, Reliance—which produces a quarter of India's jet fuel—supplies a lot less aviation fuel compared to state-owned companies such as Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. …

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