|Date: November 16, 2016|
|Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources Inaugurates Pakistan State Oil’s Premium Quality Fuels in Lahore and Karachi|
|Nov 16, 2016: Pakistan State Oil’s new range of premium quality fuel products were formally inaugurated in Lahore followed by Karachi by the Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. It must be noted that the inaugurated new fuels namely Altron Premium and Altron X High Performance were already put on sale earlier this month at Pakistan State Oil petrol stations nationwide.
Pakistan State Oil, being the country’s flagship oil marketing company, has played a key role in materializing the vision of the Government of Pakistan and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MNPR) by introducing higher grade RON (Research Octane Number) fuels in the country for the very first time.
In addition to Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, MD PSO Mr. Sheikh Imran Ul Haque and other officials from Pakistan State Oil were also present on the occasion.
“We laud Pakistan State Oil for its continuous support in helping the Government of Pakistan as well as the petroleum ministry achieve their goals of better quality fuels in Pakistan,” said Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sharing his thoughts on the development. “This is a momentous initiative as it renders numerous benefits not only for the consumer, but also for the country’s economy at large. To keep the superior quality of the new fuel products intact and prevent adulteration, the color of Altron Premium and Altron X High Performance has been kept different from the other fuels,” he added.
“Pakistan State Oil continues to be the industry leader, setting new trends for market players to follow,” said MD PSO Mr. Sheikh Imran Ul Haque. “The launch of our new product line is yet another testament to Pakistan State Oil’s commitment to effectively meeting the changing needs of our consumers and delivering them the best quality products,” he added.
After the inaugural, customers flocked to the petrol station to fuel their vehicles with the new and improved product range. The customers also praised Pakistan State Oil’s efforts to improve fuel quality in Pakistan and shared how they had already started experiencing benefits of the new fuel products.
The higher-grade RON results in extended engine life and reduced maintenance costs. As they result in better engine hygiene, Altron Premium and Altron X High Performance reduce the environmental impact due to lower emissions. Additional benefits of the new product range include better mileage, enhanced engine performance, and a great motor vehicle experience to the customer.
Improving fuel quality and meeting the nation’s energy requirements have been key constituents of Pakistan State Oil’s mission, both of which are efficiently met by the company. Pakistan State Oil pledges to continue undertaking all initiatives that enhance customers’ fuelling experience and ensure availability of all its products.