Qatar Petroleum will supply the domestic transportation market with Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) from the QP Refinery in Mesaieed effective this week, 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 environment protection in the State of Qatar and globally.

The start of ULSD production follows the successful upgrade of QP Refinery’s Diesel Hydro-treating Units, resulting in a maximum of 10 ppm Sulfur Diesel.

Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President/CEO of Qatar Petroleum, HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, said they are pleased to announce the new addition to their products, which he said supports two of their strategic objectives – continuous efficiency improvements and environmental excellence.

He said that the production of ULSD by Qatar Petroleum is an important milestone for the downstream business.

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 maximising the added value of Qatar’s downstream businesses, and delivering on their commitment to protect and enhance the environment through world-class standards and practices.

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