The refinery will start producing gasoline compliant with Euro-5 standard by October 2011, Managing Director of Tehran Oil Refinery
Mohsen Qadiri said, Press TV reported with reference to the official website of Iran's Oil Ministry, SHANA.
Qadiri told that
Tehran Oil Refinery will improve the production quality by reduction of sulfur and other pollutants.
He noted that once the project to reduce the content of dissolved minerals or pollutants in the products come on stream, the refinery can get Euro-5 standard.
The Euro-5 is one of the European emission standards which define the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of automobiles. The emission standards are defined in a series of European Union directives staging the progressive introduction of increasingly stringent standards.
In December 2010, Qadiri said that "upon the exploitation of the said projects, the octane number of the gasoline produced at Tehran Oil Refinery will increase by three units and reach 90. At present, the standard of Oil Ministry for local production of gasoline is an octane number of 87," adding that about $1 billion has been invested in the project.
Tehran Oil Refinery, also known as Tondgouyan Refinery, produces an average of 400,000 liters of liquid gas, 6.6 million liters of gasoline, 3 million liters of kerosene, 13 million liters of gas oil and 10 million liters of fuel oil each day.