Adnoc to introduce low sulphur diesel

ABU DHABI — In its commitment to producing clean energy, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), which introduced unleaded low sulphur petrol in all its petrol stations about two years back, would soon introduce the low sulphur diesel (10 ppm green diesel) to be available by 2010.

By Haseeb Haider (Our staff reporter)

Published: Fri 7 Mar 2008, 9:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:38 PM

'Adnoc Distribution has also introduced a pilot filling station for cars converted to CNG mode. The full-scale adoption of this scheme will depend on the results of the ongoing evaluation,' said Yousef Omair bin Yousef, CEO, Adnoc, in an interview published in this month's edition of Adnoc News.

Adnoc had achieved several milestones and contributed positively to address national and international issues. 'We had implemented and are continually developing new initiatives and projects. For example, we have drastically reduced flaring of hydrocarbon (HC) by approximately 73 per cent during 1995-2007, which also helped cut down drastically the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated due to flaring,' he said.

Adnoc had implemented projects for CO2 capture and its reuse as a raw material in the production of urea fertiliser at its subsidiary FERTIL.

Bin Yousef said the company was in partnership with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (MASDAR) to identify potential projects within the group's operating facilities and implement and register CO2 emission reduction credits with the UN in line with the Kyoto Protocol.

The company, he said, had contributed to afforestation through the implementation of several greening projects and had undertaken mangrove plantation in the shorelines of its oil and gas islands, in addition to phasing out CFC chemicals used for refrigeration.

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