Optimum replaces premium diesel
As of Friday, 3 October 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce ordered premium diesel fuel to be replaced by “optimum”, which has a lower sulfur content and is sold at similar prices on the international market, as reported in El Nuevo Diario.
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) said that this decision is in keeping with the objective of encouraging consumption of less polluting fuels that meet the requirements and demands of the new technology applied to modern vehicles, also guaranteeing that consumers of these products will benefit from better performance and operation. The lower sulfur content is also said to extend engine life, and the emissions are reportedly less environmentally harmful.
The Ministry added that this measure contributes to the Dominican Republic’s chances of complying with the commitments in the Kyoto protocols.
Oct 5, 2015
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