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India favours petcoke import ban, US stands to lose the most

India is the world's biggest consumer of petroleum coke; local producers include Indian Oil Corp, Reliance Industries and Bharat Petroleum

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India's government is in favour of banning imports of petroleum coke to curb air pollution, according to a government affidavit filed with its top court, which could be a big blow to US refiners who export heavily to the country. The Supreme Court, which in October banned the use of petroleum coke in and around New Delhi in a bid to clean the air in one of the world's most polluted cities, on Monday deferred a scheduled hearing on a case on its use across the country to Wednesday. India is the world's biggest consumer of petroleum coke, better known as petcoke, which ...

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First Published: Mon, December 11 2017. 15:18 IST