Qatar Petroleum to Supply Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel to the Local Market
Qatar Petroleum announced the commencement of supply of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) by the QP Refinery in Mesaieed for the domestic transportation market, effective from today, bringing all Diesel sold in the country to the highest specifications.
The ULSD is a higher grade and cleaner premium diesel fuel, which meets the European Emission Standard ‘Euro 5’ – specifications. With this announcement, Qatar Petroleum reaffirms its commitment towards the environment in the State of Qatar and globally.
The start of ULSD production follows the successful upgrade of the QP Refinery’s Diesel Hydro-treating Units, resulting in a maximum of 10 ppm Sulfur Diesel.
On this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said, “We are pleased to announce this new addition to our products, which supports two of our strategic objectives – continuous efficiency improvements and environmental excellence. The production of ULSD by Qatar Petroleum is an important milestone for our downstream business, and I would like to thank my colleagues in QP operations who have worked diligently and safely to ensure that we achieve this important environmental milestone, which meets the stringent ‘Euro 5’ specifications.”
This important step is an integral part of Qatar Petroleum’s strategy of maximizing the added value of Qatar’s downstream businesses, and delivering on our commitment to protect and enhance the environment through world-class standards and practices.