GAQSIQ: 20 batches of gasoline and diesel failed the testing, which may pollute the air

By | April 30, 2013

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The State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine announced in a regular press conference of the national car gasoline and diesel quality supervision and special checks that 20 batches of automotive gasoline, diesel fuel failed the testing with sulfur content, anti-knock index exceeding the standards.

According to FU Wen Biao, deputy director of the General Office of the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, the State special checks covered a sample of 180 companies in 13 provinces and municipalities including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi 180 batches of oil, including 120 batch gasoline and 60 batches sub-diesel, the result was that 20 batches failed out of which 15 batches of motor gasoline did not meet the standards in relate to octane number antiknock index, solvents, washing glial induction period, sulfur content, olefin content, benzene content, oxygen content, methanol content; 5 batches being the automotive diesel exhibited excessive levels of sulfur which is a key indicator of the air quality.

The Administration pointed out that oil failing to meet the standards may result in unqualified motor vehicle exhaust emissions, thereby affecting the air quality. The relevant local quality supervision departments have been ordered to carry out the investigations. People can log on to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine website to follow-up the situations.

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