Fuel Adulteration

By john.wallace

But now a big stakeholder, Honda Atlas Cars, has filed a complaint with Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) regarding high concentration of manganese added to fuel that is sold at petrol pumps. Samples taken from units of Pakistan State Oil, Shell and Total show that per kilogram of fuel, 54 mg of manganese is added to enhance the quality of cheap fuel.

 

The flipside of this practice is the adverse effects of such fuel on the performance of vehicles and human health because of the emissions. So far, the relevant ministry, Petroleum Ministry, has not devised a mechanism for checking the quality of the fuel that vehicles use in Pakistan.

Read more: http://nation.com.pk/04-Nov-2017/fuel-adulteration