From the start of next year, diesel with 0.25 percent sulphur, mainly used in water transport, will not be allowed, the government said in a statement issued late on Monday, approving a proposal from the science and technology ministry.
Diesel with high sulphur content in contracts signed by fuel importers as well as in national reserves will be used up by the end of this year, the statement said.
The move will also reduce fraud in which lower quality fuels are passed off as higher grades, according to the statement. (Reporting by Ho Binh Minh; Editing by Joseph Radford)
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