State-run Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) provides an SMS-based service to notify the consumer about the current fuel prices in different parts of the country. The SMS-based service by the country's largest fuel retailer, Indian Oil Corporation, enables the consumers to receive the information on the mobile phone. To use this service, the user is required to send an SMS in a particular format. The Indian Oil service responds with information on the petrol and diesel rates in the given location.
Here's all you need to know about this SMS service and how can use it to receive information on petrol and diesel rates on your mobile:
In order to use the SMS service by Indian Oil, the user is required to send the SMS in the following format to 9224992249, according to the fuel retailer's website - iocl.com:
RSP<space>petrol pump dealer code
Here's the list of dealer codes of fuel stations in 41 cities, as mentioned by Indian Oil on its portal:
The dealer codes are “prominently displayed in the premises of each petrol pump” and "the price details received by SMS are only indicative in nature for a particular location" and may vary from outlet to outlet within a region, according to Indian Oil.
Petrol and diesel prices are currently reviewed by state-run 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.