Shenzhen to Start Selling Cleaner Diesel Fuel
Shenzhen is one of the 14 cities on Guangdong that have started selling a more environmentally friendly National V diesel fuel with a price tag of 5.74 yuan per liter. Other cities will start selling the new standard fuel starting July 1. Compared to the National IV diesel fuel, the new fuel is equivalent to the European IV standard that will help reduce sulfur emissions by 80 percent which means a vehicle running on the new fuel will emit five times less sulfur that running on the old fuel.
Vehicles with SCR technology with emissions that meets the National V Standard will get liquid carbamide free of charge at all 69 Sinopec stations in Futian, Nanshan, Luohu, Longgang, Pingshan, Bao’an and in Yantian. The liquid carbamide is then mixed with diesel fuel to make sure that the emission will then meet the National V Standard. Those who fail to meet the emission standards will get a 500 yuan fine. The new fuel is aimed to reduce emission and pollution as vehicle emissions is one major source of pollution.
Last November the number of vehicles in Shenzhen have reached 3 million and emission levels of nitrogen oxides and particulate matters from diesel vehicles are higher compared to gasoline powered vehicles. Nitrogen oxide is a main cause of acid rain that damage crops which can also lead to several health risks. While PM particles is also one of the reason for smog which can do harm in the respiratory system.