The State Trading Corporation Will Sell a Cleaner Diesel in March
2 February 2012 - lexpress.mu
The State Trading Corporation (STC) will accept the first shipment of diesel with lower sulfur content available on the world market in mid-March. Known as Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel, this product drastically reduce pollution on our roads.
It is from mid-March as Red Eagle will deliver the first shipment of ULSD with a sulfur content of 50 ppm (parts per million). Some 10 000 tonnes of refined product to European standards will be landed at Port Louis in a month and a half. It is a substitute for diesel to 500 ppm currently available on the market, itself introduced in 2010. He was then replaced with a diesel fuel sulfur content of 2500 ppm.
The purpose of this improve the quality of fuel used in most cases by commercial vehicles and commercial, is to reduce pollution. Thus, the new fuel will not only reduce the emission of greenhouse gas emissions, but toxic gas which directly affect public health.
Another effect of this change in the country's energy policy: it will allow the importation of vehicles manufactured to European standards of fuel. These standards are intended to reduce, in addition to pollution, fuel consumption.Standards that were adopted in 2006 in Europe and North America.
Regarding the price of ULSD 50 ppm of sulfur, it differs slightly from that of diesel is currently imported by the STC.According to initial estimates made at the corporation, taking into account the price of a barrel early this year, a liter of ULSD will cost 75 cents more expensive.
This difference is explained by a higher cost of refining in the case of ULSD. The STC has not yet decided whether it will pass this additional cost directly to consumers or the amortization will be otherwise.