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EP Petroecuador carries out dispatch tests of the new 89-octane Eco Plus gasoline at the Esmeraldas Refinery

Bnamericas Published: Saturday, August 06, 2022
EP Petroecuador carries out dispatch tests of the new 89-octane Eco Plus gasoline at the Esmeraldas Refinery

This Petroecuador release was published using machine translation.

As part of the Pilot Plan for the implementation of the new 89-octane Eco Plus gasoline, on August 6, the Petroecuador Public Company carried out the second test phase for the dispatch of this fuel at the Esmeraldas Refinery. This process for the dispatch of this gasoline added with 8% anhydrous ethanol began at 08:00 and ended successfully at 09:00.

The result of this dispatch test for the quality analysis of the 89 octane Eco Plus gasoline, complied with the quality requirements in accordance with the INEN 935 standard, according to the report issued by the quality laboratory.

Once the 89-octane Eco Plus gasoline dispatch test was completed, the technical staff of the public oil company carried out pipe cleaning operations (sweeps) to restart the dispatches of Ecopaís gasoline at the Esmeraldas Refinery.

On the other hand, the Agency for the Regulation and Control of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (ARC), supervised the performance of the dispatch test, as well as the quality analysis of the 89-octane Eco Plus gasoline in the Esmeraldas Refinery laboratory. , which is accredited by the SAE and qualified before the ARC.

EP Petroecuador, in compliance with the fuel quality improvement plan, promoted by the National Government, this coming Thursday, August 11, 2022, will carry out the official launch of the new 89-octane Eco Plus gasoline in the provinces of Guayas, Esmeraldas and the Rivers.

The Extra and Ecopaís gasolines will be marketed normally on a national scale with the fixed price of USD 2.40 per gallon.

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