IRAN

 

Iran Cuts Gasoline Additives

 

Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh says Iran’s state refiner will stop adding octane boosters provided by petrochemicals producers to its gasoline due to concerns about worsening pollution. Iran has added chemicals including ethers and benzene to gasoline stocks since 2010, in order to boost available fuel volumes and halt a reliance on imports as international sanctions began to bite (MEES, 27 September 2010). Stopping...