Iran plans to enhance fuel quality to reduce air pollution

TEHRAN (FNA)- Upgrading the standard and quality of fuel, changing the consumption pattern and using state-of-the-art technologies are essential factors for reducing air pollution in the country, Managing director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) Abbas Kazzemi said.

Managing director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) Abbas Kazemi made the remarks adding pollution and environmental issues are among the main concerns of Iran’s oil industry.

Speaking to Shana Kazemi said, “As far as the oil industry is concerned, we will use our best to reduce pollution and improving environmental conditions.”

He noted investment in upgrading the quality of fuels, changing consumption pattern and deploying up to date technologies are among the factors affecting lifespan and having a healthy environment.

“Up to now, power and oil industries efforts have been concentrated on management of supply without enough attention to issues like management of demand, but now it is right time for more concentration on management of demand,” NIORDC top executive said.

He referred to macro policies of the country pertaining reducing energy intensity stating petroleum ministry is tasked with management of energy demand.

According to the official, media can play a big role in boosting public awareness about environmental issues like energy diplomacy, energy efficiency, energy economy, supply security, energy safety and renewables.

By Fars News Agency

 

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