|Date: July 3, 2010|
|PSO Launches E-10 Fuel in Punjab|
Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has launched its environment and consumer friendly E-10 fuel in Punjab. Sale of E-10 fuel will now be available at selected PSO retail outlets in all major cities and towns of Punjab including Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sheikhopura, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Jhelum, and Mirpurkhas-Azad Kashmir. PSO’s launch of E-10 Fuel will serve as a cost- relief to the inflation stricken masses, as it offers price economy/saving of Rs. 2.50 per liter than normal unleaded motor gasoline. The widespread use of the eco-friendly fuel will also help the country reduce its dependency on imported gasoline.
PSO’s E-10 is a blend of ethanol and gasoline, which consists of 10 percent ethanol dissolved in normal gasoline. E-10 has tested positive to produce less carbon- mono-oxide emissions that help reduce pollution in the environment. The high level of octane present in E-10 improves the vehicles’ engine performance and prevents engine knock. Another advantage of E-10 is its ethanol content, that is primarily plant fuel, derived from organic compounds, which acts like a cleaner solvent and ensures longer life of the engine. Moreover, E-10 offers extra mileage and drivability per litre of fuel consumed.
MD PSO, Irfan Qureshi, hailed the launch of E-10 in Punjab and said that the launch is testimony to PSO’s commitment to deliver economical and environmentally friendly solutions to energy needs of the country. He further said: “Customer response in the cities of Sindh to the E-10 in terms of pricing and benefit has been phenomenal. E-10 is a green fuel that helps the engine operate better and reduces the burden on the consumer’s wallet. We at PSO are optimistic that E-10 fuel will achieve a similar response in Punjab and satisfy our consumers. We further plan to extend our e-10 reach to 100 retail outlets, nationwide.”