Oil marketing companies provide a range of services to communicate the latest rates of fuel to their customers. For instance, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) provides an SMS-based facility which enables its customers in different parts of the country to receive information on current fuel rates on their mobile. The customer is required to send an SMS in a format prescribed by the company to a particular number in order to avail this service. (Also Read: Diesel Prices Cut After A Day’s Pause, Petrol Rate Unchanged For 5th Day)
Here’s how to make use of Indian Oil’s SMS facility to find out the latest fuel rates in different parts of the country:
The user is required to send an SMS to 9224992249 in the following format, according to the fuel retailer’s website – iocl.com:
RSP<space>petrol pump dealer code
Once the SMS is sent, the Indian Oil facility responds by sending the desired information in an SMS subsequently.
But which code to send for your city? Here’s the list of dealer codes in 41 cities, as listed by Indian Oil on its website:
|New Delhi||RSP 102072|
|Port Blair||RSP 220191|
Petrol and diesel prices are currently reviewed by oil marketing companies such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum on a daily basis, and any changes are implemented at the fuel stations with effect from 6 am.