Sri Lanka to introduce Euro 4 fuel in July, No impact on current pricing

Jun 14, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development said the Government will introduce Euro 4 fuel to the market and replace super diesel and 95 octane petrol, in July.

“Euro 4 doesn’t affect petrol (Octane 92) and auto diesel to leave the market and the prices won’t also rise. Euro 4 will be sold as the standard fuel for the current existing price,” Upali Marasinghe, secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development said.

“European standard fuel (Euro 4) is environmental friendly. It will cause to rise efficiency of vehicles.”

He said that initially the government will introduce Euro 4 petrol (Octane 95) and super diesel.

One litre of Lanka petrol 95 octane will be sold at 148.00 rupees and Lanka super diesel 4 star sold at 119.00 rupees.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera had announced in his 2018 budget that Sri Lanka will follow the environmentally-friendly Euro 4 emissions standard as adopted by European nations.

The Euro emission standards seek to limit the vehicle’s toxic gas in hopes to attain a cleaner, breathable air. The 1st Euro level (Euro 1) was introduced in 1992 as an initiative by the EU to regulate and standardize the amount of carbon monoxide (CO) and other poisonous chemicals being emitted by motor vehicles.