Asharami Synergy partners NMDPRA to promote clean energy policy


clean energyAsharami Synergy, a Sahara Group downstream company, has reiterated its commitment to promoting the adoption of cleaner fuels in the sector, working in collaboration with regulatory authorities and delivering exceptional fuel solutions responsibly.

Speaking at Asharami Synergy 2024 Customer Forum, Managing Director, Foluso Sobanjo, said the company remained dedicated to spearheading the quest for environmental sustainability in Nigeria’s downstream operations across the sector’s value chain.

He said the company had since commenced the supply of low sulfur fuels in line with the Afri-5 specifications prescribed by African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) and in compliance with the provision of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021 which limits the sulfur content in Gasoil/Diesel to 50ppm (parts per million).

“Given our track record of transparency, integrity, and service excellence in the sector, we are using this forum to keep our esteemed customers abreast of new developments in the sector, especially the switch to the AFRI-5 low-sulphur specification which makes diesel appear lighter. This does not reduce the quality or performance of the product as all parameters remain the same as specified by the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON),” he said.

Similarly, Engr. Oluwakayode Oyegoke, Head, Distribution System Storage Infrastructure, Lagos SW, Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), reassured the public that the new directive would help reduce pollution and promote the well-being of Nigerians.

He stated: “The NMDPRA would like to commend Asharami Synergy for providing this platform to help create more awareness and educate the buying public about the new fuel specifications. The authority would also like to assure all stakeholders that the products in circulation meet all requirements for safety, quality, and environmental sustainability. The industry is evolving, and we have to move with the world towards cleaner energy. Economically, the transition to low-Sulphur fuels can attract investment, create jobs, and reduce the country’s carbon footprint.”

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