Petrol offered at some Azerbaijani petrol stations poses danger for cars: State Committee Head

Business Materials 12 December 2009 15:50 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 12 / corr Trend U.Ismayilova /

The Azerbaijan State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patent revealed several shortages of the quality of petrol while monitoring the petrol stations in the country, State Committee Chairman Ramiz Hasanov said today.

"The monitoring revealed not all products put for sale meet the necessary standards," Hasanov added. "Particularly, some petrol stations blend different types of petrol."

"Clients filling cars with petrol with octane level of 93 as a result of blending receive petrol with the octane level of 90. It is very dangerous for functioning of cars," Hasanov said. 

Despite the violations, Azerbaijani petrol yet meets euro-1, euro-2 and euro-3.standards.

The recent monitoring revealed that five of 37 gas stations in Baku and the surrounding villages do not meet diesel fuel quality standards. A-95 petrol quality was low at two of the stations.

The quality of A-95 at two gas stations was lower than declared.

Data gathered during inspections in the regions will be announced in the near future.

The committee monitors the oil bases of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Russian Oil Company Lukoil, which is involved in oil projects in Azerbaijan and has its own network of gas stations.

"So far, no problems have been found," the committtee said.

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