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Oman’s new fuel standard to take effect on 21 July
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Oman’s new national standard specification for automotive fuels will come into effect on 21 July 2019, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced.

The country’s new specifications, “Vehicle Fuel – Unleaded Gasoline,” were approved in 2018 through Ministerial Decision No. 205/2018, was approved by Ministerial Order number 205/2018, which was designed to upgrade the quality of gasoline available in the market and to meet the requirements of new vehicle models which were introduced in 2018. 

“The unleaded gasoline is classified according to the octane number to excellent which has octane 95 and normal gasoline which has octane 91,” said Hiba bint Yasir bin Saud Al Mazrouiya, a chemical product specification expert in Oman’s  Directorate General of Standardization and Metrology (DGSM). “High octane gasoline can be also produced up to 98,” she added.

The agency, which was established according to Royal Decree No. 39/1976.  is the national standards body in the Sultanate of Oman.

The announcement about the implementation of this decision was made six months ago.

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