The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion has drafted the Omani standard specifications for diesel fuel.
These specifications are based on the European standard (EN 590: 2013 + A1: 2017 or Euro 5) related to vehicle fuel diesel.
The Omani standard specifications will determine the requirements and test methods for diesel used as fuel for vehicles in the sultanate.
Nadia bint Mohammad al Siyabiyah, head of the Chemical and Petroleum Products Specifications Department at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, said, “The Omani standard specifications were prepared as part of the plans of the Directorate General of Standards and Metrology. These Omani standard specifications define fuel as a mixture of liquid hydrocarbon compounds produced by refining crude oil, suitable for use as fuel for internal combustion engines which work with spark, and it may contain additives to improve the quality of the fuel.”
The draft has been sent to the concerned authorities for their opinion. It is expected that once the standard specifications come into force, they would help increase the quality of diesel as fuel by reducing vehicular emissions.
‘This will help improve air quality and environmental and health conditions. It will help keep pace with the development of diesel vehicle engines which require special specifications,’ stated the ministry.
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