122 Fuel stations shift to Litre mode

ABU DHABI — One hundred and twenty-two oil fuelling stations across the country have adopted the litre instead of the imperial gallon as a unit of measurement, a senior official said on Tuesday.

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Published: Wed 6 Jan 2010, 11:59 PM

Last updated: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 9:50 PM

The imperial gallon equals to approximately 4.5 litres.
Mohammed Saleh Badri, Acting Director General of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), said the conversion of unit sales used in the service stations from gallon to litre by all oil companies and corporations operating
in the country from the January 1 for a period of four months was in line with the UAE Cabinet Decision No. 31 of 2006 on the national system of measurement, which mandates the use of International System of units (SI) as a basis for the legal units of measurement in the country.
Accordingly the UAE Cabinet issued Decree No. (270 / 3) in 2009 stating that new unit sale price for gasoline will be litre instead of gallon effective from January 1.
Badri also mentioned that the main aim of ESMA is to build quality infrastructure for the country through traceable and reliable measurements, which enhance our national economy and facilitate the UAE products to compete in global market.
“Since the new measurement went into effect from January 1 up to yesterday, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) - ADNOC Distribution - has converted dispenser gauges in 21 stations in Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates. The number for Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and was 12 in Dubai and for Emirates General Petroleum Corporation
(EMARAT) was 89 in Dubai and Northern Emirates,” he added.

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