About Petrol fuels
The Petrol company is Slovenia’s largest supplier of motor, diesel and petrol fuels, with the largest network of sales locations. Petrol sells all major fuels, whose quality exceeds the current market standards, and at the same time the company responsibly ensures the continuous development of environmentally acceptable fuels and adjusts to ever-increasing environmental requirements.
Transition to sulphur-free petrol by 2009
Environmental requirements are connected mainly with lowering sulphur content as one of the key environmental parameters – the use of sulphur-free petrol should be permanently introduced by 2009. One important step towards Petrol’s new product range is the sale of autogas – a more environmentally friendly alternative motor fuel.
Efficient fuel quality monitoring system
Producers and distributors of liquid fuels must be able to guarantee, at every phase of the distribution chain, that the quality of fuel meets the standards of prevailing regulations. For these companies, an efficient control and monitoring system for fuel quality is of crucial importance. An efficient control and monitoring system allows consistent conformance to legislation and standards in the fields of quality and environmental protection.
We at Petrol have implemented methods for the systematic control of fuel quality, from purchasing, through handling and temporary storage, to the sales point and end user. All our fuel is therefore subjected to at least three regular controls and at least two random checks.
In addition to quality monitoring by the state, which has been performed at points of sale in Slovenia by an authorised monitoring company since 2001, Petrol also performs its own fuel monitoring, which is conducted by the Petrol Laboratory. Through fast analysis, the operation of this professionally highly qualified institution makes it possible to take immediate measures on the market in case of any negative discrepancies.
Introduction of biofuels
European Commission Directive 2003/30/EC requires all members of the European Union to gradually introduce biofuels into their range of fuels beginning on 1 Jan. 2005. According to this directive, all suppliers of fuels, therefore Petrol as well, must substitute a certain percentage of fossil fuels with one of the biofuels. Slovenia has undertaken to meet a percentage of at least 1.2% in 2006, and 5.7% in 2010.
Biodiesel (FAME – Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) has several advantages over fossil fuels. It is a renewable resource, it reduces CO2 emissions, and can be used in pure form or in combination with regular diesel. It contains no sulphur and is biodegradable, which reduces risks during use, storage and transport.