Iran to return imported polluted gasoline cargo
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 5
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran has sealed a cargo of polluted gasoline, imported by a domestic refinery.
Iran's Mehr News Agency on Dec. 5 quoted an unnamed official with the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) as saying that the imported gasoline contained heavy metals and toxic chemicals such as MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl) Octane booster.
"We have requested the refinery to return the cargo to the seller as soon as possible," the source said.
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.