Khodrocar – Last year, there were discussions about the implementation of car standards from 55 to 63 and it was stipulated that by January 2009, the domestic cars should reach these standards. However, in the first half of this year, the number of these standards increased to 85 and the government made the domestic carmakers and importers to adhere them.
Three of these standards refer to fuel standards and "Euro 5” fuels. Sections 47, 48 and 85 of these standards refers to fuel quality increment.
Now, less than a month before the end of the year 96, Mohsen Salehinia, Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade announced that some of these standards including the fuel quality increment, must be adjusted.
In December of this year, the production line of some domestic and domestic carmakers stopped because of non-compliance with the 85-steps standards.
Authorities’ Carelessness about Fuel Quality
Now the question is that, Despite the emphasize of Iran’s National Standard Organization on the 85-steps standards, why gas quality is still in doubt?
Naser RaeisiFard, Chairman of Gas Station Owners Guild told Khodrocar regarding the issue: "One of the reasons for this problem is the inconsistency between related organizations.”
He continues: "The other reason is the carelessness of the Member of Parliament. Imperative prices must be removed and then we can see the real fuel price. In addition, every related authorities must try in order to increase the fuel quality, its production volume and reduce the emissions.”
Raeisifard adds: "It is better that the MPs confess that the rise in fuel prices is in the interest of the public and social welfare. Fuel is precious for our country and we should make the most of it.”
The cooperation between fuel manufacturers and carmakers can increase the fuel quality and decrease the emissions.
Chairman of Gas Station Owners Guild said: "We are far from Euro 5 standards because we are still unable to produce Euro 4 fuel.”
Now that we are reaching the end of the year 1396, it seems that the government is forgetting its promises about the fuel and gasoline quality and they need more time to reach the global standards.
Khodrocar Reporter: Negar MirKarimi
Khodrocar Translator: Maziyar Jafarieh