Iran to start distributing Euro-5 standard diesel fuel
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.18/ Trend F.Milad
Iran will start selling diesel fuel conforming to Euro-5 standard in the capital Tehran in the next few days, Deputy Iranian Oil Minister Alireza Zeiqami said on Monday.
The oil ministry has also doubled distributing diesel fuel conforming to Euro-4 standard in the capital, the Mehr News Agency quoted Zeiqami as saying.
Iran started selling diesel fuel conforming to Euro-4 standard in Tehran and some major cities earlier this month. The country's daily consumption of diesel fuel currently stands at 50 million litres.
Iran's jet fuel production capacity has reached six million litres per day, Zeiqami added.
The country also started selling gasoline conforming to Euro-4 and Euro-5 standards in eight major cities early this month.
The move is a part of Iran's efforts to reduce air pollution. Motor vehicles account for 70 per cent in the Iranian capital city. Tehran says all carmakers would be obliged to manufacture cars meeting Euro-4 and Euro-5 standards.
Iran currently produces 14 million litres per day of gasoline conforming to Euro-4 and Euro-5. The amount would reach 22 million once the RFCC unit of Shazand oil refinery comes on stream, the Mehr News Agency reported.
The Iranian Standards Organisation's Deputy Director Bahador Kazemi also said earlier this month that Iranian refiners have been obliged to supply gasoline meeting Euro-4 standards since the beginning of the next Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2013).