Iran to start distributing Euro-4 gasoline in Ahvaz city in February
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 30
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran will start distributing gasoline conforming to Euro-4 standard in Ahvaz city, located in the southern Khuzestan province, by the end of the eleventh calendar month of the current Iranian year (January 21 - February 20).
Shahrokh Khosravani, deputy director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), said that once the third phase of Abadan gas refinery comes on stream, the country will start distributing Euro-4 gasoline in Ahvaz, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Nov. 30.
"The refinery's' gasoline will also be distributed in Shiraz city," Khosravani said, adding that the city's consumption is around 2 million liters per day.
"We plan to distribute only Euro-4 gasoline in Ahvaz," he said, noting that the city will be the seventh major city undergoing the program.
The official went on to note that Iran's total gasoline output is around 62 million liters, out of which 18 million liters are Euro-4.
The Former Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Mostafa Kashkouli had previously estimated that Iran's gasoline consumption will reach 74 million liters per day in the current year.
The country's gasoline output is currently around 60 million liters, so it needs to import the rest.
The country only imports gasoline conforming to Euro-4 standard as importing Euro-2 gasoline has been banned.