Iran imports consignment of octane booster from China
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.2
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran has imported a 100-ton consignment of octane booster recently from China for its Shiraz refinery, the Mehr News Agency reported on January 2.
The National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company's managing director Khosravani has affirmed the importation of octane booster, named MMT.
The consignment has been imported officially, he noted.
In October, Head of the Healthcare and Medical Education Ministry's Environment Protection Center, Kazem Nadafi, said approximately 2700 people in Tehran die each year because of heavy air pollution in the country, ISNA reported.
Last year, according to PSI (Pollutant Standards Index), Iran had 147 days during which air quality was substandard. Two years ago, this number stood at 217 days.
The air over Iran's capital is amongst the most polluted in the world. Experts say many Iranians suffer from serious health problems as a result.
Motor vehicles account for 70 percent of pollution in the Iranian capital. Low quality gasoline and diesel is partially responsible for the problem.
In January 2013, former head of Iran's National Petrochemical Company, Mohammad Ziyar said Iran-produced gasoline is of international standards, or even higher, ISNA reported.
Ziyar slammed the previously published reports on some Iranian officials that Iran's low-quality gasoline is partially the reason for the air pollution.