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Old 6th January 2017, 15:06   #61
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I read somewhere that RIL is taking on the Sarkari OMCs in pricing, ie undercutting them. Any experience(s). For me the nearest RIL outlet is over 10km on the highway, so I cannot check out easily.
During my recent travel from Bangalore to Mumbai and also while travelling within Maharashtra, I have seen banners outside many Reliance pumps advertising diesel being sold 1 Rs/Lt less than the market rate.
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I read somewhere that RIL is taking on the Sarkari OMCs in pricing, ie undercutting them.
Yes, this has been reported in ET Energyworld

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Filling stations run by Reliance Industries have begun offering diesel to customers at 1 discount to the price offered by pumps run by state companies such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum.

"That (Reliance's price discount) could have happened because of the incentive scheme provided by the PSUs," Indian Oil Chairman B Ashok said. "Market-to-market, we would respond, if it is going to induce a fresh set of competitive pressure. Each market has its own tendencies, so we will respond accordingly."
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I read somewhere that RIL is taking on the Sarkari OMCs in pricing, ie undercutting them. Any experience(s). For me the nearest RIL outlet is over 10km on the highway, so I cannot check out easily.
I have filled up twice in last ten days in two different states and both the pumps were claiming to sell at 1 Rs below market price. Unfortunately i don't know the market price in these states so can't confirm but the very fact that they have displayed banners saying so, it must be true.
Moreover i have always felt that there fuel quality is better than PSU bunks. Hence whenever i get an opportunity i fill up from reliance pumps.
I would also like to add that the discount is only on diesel and not on petrol and there is no discount for e payment.
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I have filled up twice in last ten days in two different states and both the pumps were claiming to sell at 1 Rs below market price. Unfortunately i don't know the market price in these states so can't confirm but the very fact that they have displayed banners saying so, it must be true.
Moreover i have always felt that there fuel quality is better than PSU bunks. Hence whenever i get an opportunity i fill up from reliance pumps.
I would also like to add that the discount is only on diesel and not on petrol and there is no discount for e payment.
Ditto here. always found RIL Petrol better in both performance as well as quantity. Gave me at least 5-7% better economy and a smoother engine. Going to Lucknow RIL at Ajgain was my regular haunt. The cafeteria and toilets were also good.
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RIL bunks are undercutting PSU is true. There is a Reliance bunk near my home and diesel is Rs. 1.18 cheaper than HPCL nearby. Verified.

When I filled up diesel at Reliance bunk last week, I also received SMS for 0.75% discount as well. Will check once I receive my credit card statement. Even I was surprised as 0.75% discount is offered by PSU.

I also found Reliance petrol for my Activa and diesel for my Vento to be of better quality leading to higher mileage, easier start (Activa) and lesser vibrations (TDI cold start).
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Reliance has indeed started aggressively promoting its diesel being cheaper than market rate by Rs. 1 per ltr. I have found that RIL petrol gives same performance as premium fuel from IOC / BP. In that case there is considerable saving as price difference between say xtra premium and RIL petrol comes out to be Rs. 3-4 per ltr.
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I heard one thing. When Pollution norms started coming in, some carmakers were exclusively using Reliance Diesel to pass the tests. I hear the 'quasi' sarkari carmaker was also in this list. So obviously RIL Diesel was somewhat less polluting.
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I was just reading thorugh the articles here and have a small doubt in my mind. The petrol or diesel that these reliance outlet sells in cities like mumbai , navi mumbai or pune, are they really from the Reliance refinery. Since they dont have much working outlets here, does it really make sense in transporting the product from Jamnagar.
As a alternative they might outsource it from a IOC/HPCL bunker. It will be much cheaper to do it.
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Are there any Reliance petrol pumps in South Bangalore? I couldn't locate anything in google maps, but just 2 in entire Bangalore . Even my suburban district in Kerala has more Reliance petrol pumps.

I'm living in JP Nagar and I always fillup from HP in ORR. But I feel that the fuel efficiency is not that great after I started using fuel from here. Most other petrol pumps in this area have bad reputation, except the Shell one which is small and crowded. So, I was thinking of trying out Reliance for a change, but couldn't locate any.

What about Bharat Petroleum? Are they considered better than Reliance and IOC/HP?
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What about Bharat Petroleum? Are they considered better than Reliance and IOC/HP?
I believe that in Bengaluru all the Petrol/Diesel Retail Outlets get their stock from Devanagonthi Terminal. The three main PSU's - IOC, HPC & BPC have terminals there. The feed stock for all these terminals come from Mangalore Refinery, being the closest. Therefore there should not be any difference in the fuel available in the city with these three Oil Companies.

It makes logical sense for Reliance, Shell & Essar to also take their supplies from either of the three PSU terminals and I am reasonably sure that there is no further processing... A simple exercise of loading the tank lorry at Devanagonthi and unloading at their respective Retail Outlets.

I may be wrong here, but I believe it is the same fuel but we are paying higher/lower for the experience &/or brand.
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It makes logical sense for Reliance, Shell & Essar to also take their supplies from either of the three PSU terminals and I am reasonably sure that there is no further processing...

I may be wrong here, but I believe it is the same fuel but we are paying higher/lower for the experience &/or brand.
I believe that's not true. People are consistently reporting better performance and fuel efficiency with Shell. Many people reported the same for Reliance also in this thread, though it's not in Bangalore.

So, there has to be some actual difference. It cannot be just psychological.
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