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Old 18th September 2022, 19:22   #571
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It is Rs 105.24 a litre. They have normal petrol and diesel, Speed 93, Speed 97, CNG and EV charging. The HP bunk before that has Power 93, I don't know of Power 97. Does it exist?
Thanks for the info on Speed 93 and the bunk itself.

There is no Power 93 or 97, as far as I know. HPCL has only Power (RON91) and then Power 99.


The HP bunk would be Krishnaraj and co. They are listed as one of the 2 pumps in Chennai that carry Power 99. The other one is in Saidapet (Super service station).
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^^ Among the three I would rate the BP as no.1, HP as no.2 and the IOC as no.3 in priority. My BIL always fills at Krishnaraj & Co, and will visit the other two only when he couldn't get fuel there.
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There seems to be a reputation for IOCL these days - one that makes you avoid it. I see that Shanthi bunk near Trident (GST road) seems fine - one diesel tankful with them proved good enough for me. However, I have had a fouled fuel filter due to crappy diesel and our 2 wheelers have had ignition troubles as well - all due to assorted IOCL outlets. We used to prefer IOCL outlets due to our Citi IOCL credit card.

Our 2 wheeler mechanic's first question to us for our scooter and Electra's trouble was - "I hope you aren't filling up at the Indian Oil bunk nearby". We have an IOCL near Bharath University in Selaiyur, for reference, that everyone knows is particularly bad.
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There seems to be a reputation for IOCL these days - one that makes you avoid it.
It is true. What I feel is IOC keeps poor control over its outlets, especially the privately owned ones. The only pump I've been bravely filling is the SP Koil COCO.

I don't have a good opinion on Shanti in the only time I filled there.

If you really want to fill in IOC, go with those with 4.x rating in Google Map Places. Apart from COCO outlets, this is my secondary strategy to list pumps during my trips.

The only PSU with visible rating system is BPCL, I lookout for Pure for Sure Platinum rated pumps.
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Old 27th September 2022, 17:00   #575
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After the discussion above related to petrol stations with reliable RON95+ fuels, I called up BPCL's customer care number yesterday, asking them if they had a list of all petrol stations in Chennai that stocked Speed 93 or Speed 97.

A regional in-charge called me on my phone to respond on my query today (I was impressed at their TAT on such a query). Looks like there are only 4 outlets that provide Speed 97, which many might know already. Still I am documenting here.

1. Elite petrol station on Cathedral road, next to Semmozhi poonga
2. Balakrishna Automobiles on St. Mary's road, Alwarpet
3. ASM Abdul Cader & Co. on GST at Alandur (between HPCL and IOCL outlets)

The 4th one is in Kodambakkam but I didn't quite get the name or landmark. Got distracted by the information that came next. Read on.

What is more interesting is this: The representative who called says that the standard petrol that is pumped in BPCL outlets is rated higher than itself is between RON93 and RON95, including Speed (not Speed 97). They even mentioned that other petroleum companies (IOCL & HPCL) have RON91 since they sell XP95, Power 99 etc as separate brands and that we should be fine with normal petrol or Speed if our need is RON95.

I am not sure how to consume this information but since this is coming from a company representative, I am inclined to take this as true. Also, I heard from the person at ASM AC & Co (the bunk on GST) that Speed 93 is also phased out and only Speed or Speed 97 is available.
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