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Sri Lanka adheres to world fuel standard with the receiving of 100 Octane petrol 

May 22, Colombo (LNW): Sri Lanka has taken a big step towards implementing the current world fuel standard after 22 years  to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve public health as the use of cars in the country is on the rise along with the average engine capacity.

The current world fuel standard is”Euro”-4 or Euro 6 -and Sri Lanka is still using “Euro”-2 quality petrol introduced to the country almost 22 years ago. 92 Octane and 90 Octane petrol are below the “Euro”-2 standard.  

Former Chairman of Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA). Reeza Rauf said that in order to control air pollutants from the country’s vehicle fleet, there is an urgent need of traffic management measures, new emission standards, effective vehicle inspection and maintenance programmes encouraging public transport, and cleaner fuel as well as road user charges, etc.   

According to latest statistics, the active vehicle fleet in the country is over 4.5 million, annual fuel consumption more than 2.7 million tons and average fuel economy higher than 0.025 litre/passenger-km, he disclosed. 

 The data shows that there is an urgent need to implement world fuel standards to control air pollution in Sri Lanka, he suggested. 

Sri Lanka is about to receive 100 Octane premium petrol, known as XP100 rating fuel, which helps enhance the performance of vehicles, particularly high-end luxury cars and bikes.

A senior official from the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) said the fuel stock is about to be received and the price of a litre of fuel will be much higher than that of ordinary fuel products. 

This will be the first ever fuel produced with the highest Octane rating to be released to Sri Lanka by the IOC.

It is reported that the high-Octane fuel stock has been shipped to Sri Lanka from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai on May 18.It is special that this type of petrol, named XP100, has been developed locally in India.

It is designed for high-efficiency engine performance, fast acceleration, smooth drivability and improved fuel economy in premium vehicles.

According to the IOC official website, the XP100 provides faster acceleration, smoother drivability, enhanced fuel economy, lower engine deposits and a significant reduction in emissions in the high compression ratio engine.

 It results in boosting vehicle performance and longer engine life, hence lower maintenance.

The XP100 enhances the performance of vehicles, particularly high-end luxury cars and bikes. It is produced using high-Octane gasoline produced through Octamax, an indigenously developed technology by Indian Oil’s R&D Centre.

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