Dec 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka will introduce 92 octane gasoline in the local market for the motorists instead of the 90 octane gasoline which is being used currently.
The change will take place form the 1st of January 2014, the Government Information Department said.
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to the measure proposed by Minister of Petroleum Industries, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
The petroleum authority, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) identifying the requirement to review the adequacy of the Research Octane Number (RON) of the regular 90 RON Gasoline (Petrol) with regard to its suitability for the petrol vehicles in the country has analyzed the specifications of the appropriate Gasoline grade to be marketed in Sri Lanka.
CPC considering the Gasoline quality requirement of the petrol vehicles in the country along with the nature of the fuel supply chain in the region has decided that it is more appropriate to replace 90 RON Gasoline with 92 RON Gasoline, the Department said.
"Pursuance to an analysis conducted with regard to specifications of the appropriate gasoline grade to be marketed in Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has recommended the 92 RON gasoline which has many advantages compared to 90 RON gasoline presently used," the Government Information Department announced.