Workshop on Safe Handling of POL Products

A half day awareness workshop on POL Products and Safety aspects at Petroleum Retail Outlets (PRO) is conducted jointly by the Department of Trade and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd on 20th September 2019 in Thimphu.

The workshop was aimed to sensitize the general public on safe handling of POL products to avoid potential disaster and disseminate information on the quantity and quality check of POL products.

Stakeholders including suppliers, distributors, regulators and consumers participated in the workshop. Indian Oil Corporation has agreed to replace all old Dispensing Units (DUs) with latest Multi-products Dispensing Pumps (MPD) by December 2019.

Presently, Bhutan imports all the required POL products from Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). The supplies are made through three private distributors in the country, Bhutan Oil Corporation (BOC)/ Bhutan Oil Distributors (BOD), Druk Petroleum Corporation Ltd (DPCL), and Damchen Petroleum Distributors (DPD). These three distributors service 57 fuel and Gas stations across the country.