Surprisingly, times have changed; who’d have guessed that diesel might be delivered to a customer’s doorstep? However, in recent years, a number of start-ups have begun to do the same. On-demand fuel delivery services have already been launched by startups such as Repos Energy, Pepfuels, MyPetrolPump, FuelBuddy, and Humsafar. All of the start-ups operate with both public and private oil marketing businesses.
Similarly, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has launched door-to-door delivery of ‘High-Speed Diesel’ to meet the growing demand. Celebrating the ‘spirit of nationalism’, the company on the eve of Independence Day also dedicated 15 mobile bowsers and 9 jerry can facilities in different corners of the Eastern Region. The initiative of door-to-door delivery through mobile dispensers has resulted in the commissioning of 1588 FuelKarts and 129 FuelEnts within about two years across the industry. With just in time delivery, complete assurance of quality and quantity, safe and secure product handling, and a host of other benefits, FuelKart helps enhance operational efficiency for our customers consistent with the overall philosophy of furthering the cause of ease of doing business,” said P S Ravi, Executive Director Retail In-charge, BPCL.
“I’m delighted that on the auspicious occasion of the nation’s 75th Independence Day, 15 FuelKarts and 9 BPCL fuel stations with jerry can fuel delivery are being dedicated to our customers across the states in the eastern region,” he added. BPCL has already launched 63 mobile dispensers in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and the North-East states.
“Our FuelKart proposition of doorstep diesel delivery through state-of-the-art mobile dispensers come with the same Pure for Sure assurance backed by latest electronic dispensing and geofencing technology and offers complete peace of mind to our customers who need diesel for their stationery equipment and heavy vehicles,” said P.S. Ravi, executive director, retail in-charge, BPCL.
“This initiative will also go a long way in creating new business avenues and job opportunities for the young entrepreneurs of the eastern region,” the company said.
Private companies Reliance BP Mobility Ltd, a joint venture between Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), UK’s energy major BP Plc and Nayara Energy are also offering doorstep delivery service of fuel.