Euro IV and V standard fuel testing laboratory inaugurated in Islamabad today (Wednesday).
Minister for Power Division Omar Ayub inaugurated Euro-IV and V at the Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP).
The HDIP remains responsible to ensure provision of quality petroleum products across the country.
Euro IV and V standard fuel testing laboratory
Euro IV and V petrol will remain available in the country in accordance with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for clean and green environment.
After inaugurating the lab, Omar Ayub in a brief media talk said new fuel standards would prove helpful in controlling environmental pollution.
He further said it would also help improve efficiency of diesel and petrol engines.
He said clean fuel is need of the hour to protect the country from adverse impacts of the climate change.
Meanwhile, the Minister said testing lab project prepared at a cost of Rs304 million.
Under that, the government would ensure establishing such facilities in Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, and Quetta.
Omar Ayub said the petroleum testing lab established in Islamabad has ISO certification.
He said adoption of high grade fuel standards and their usage in high-tech vehicles will help save foreign exchange due to their less consumption.
He said the laboratory would analyze new fuel standards which the government implement to provide good quality high-grade fuels to motorists.
The lab will test the imported as well as well locally produced fuels of the increased standards.
Moreover, it will check that the fuels were matching the approved standards or not.
The HDIP, a national petroleum Research & Development (R&D) organization, is performing quality control functions since its inception in 1975.
Evaluation of local and imported crude oils, review of specifications of POL products were some of the HDIP’s main functions.
Meanwhile, the Petroleum Division issued a news release.
It said that it had earlier accorded approval to undertake a major up gradation plan for the HDIP.