LUKOIL LAUNCHES NEW ECTO 100 GASOLINE
Thursday, March 30, 2017
LUKOIL's refinery in Nizhny Novgorod commences commercial production of a unique ECTO 100 gasoline, April 1, 2017. The new product will replace ECTO Sport 98 in June of 2017, as soon as the company completes technical upgrade of its gas stations.
LUKOIL's new generation fuel with the octane rating of no less than 100, improves efficiency of high power engines, demonstrating all performance and environmental advantages of the ECTO range.
ECTO 100 has received a positive review of Intertek, an international Switzerland-based laboratory, which rated the product against its compliance with international standards. Tests of the new fuel, performed at the Automobiles and Automobile Engines Research Institute on current cars of various makes, ranging from Lada to Porsche, prove a significant improvement of key quality parameters of engine performance. For instance, a 10% increase of engine power, a 7% increase of acceleration dynamics and an up to 6% improvement in terms of mileage were recorded on cars of the German manufacturer, in particular.
"High quality fuels have always been a matter of principle for LUKOIL, and the innovative ECTO 100 gasoline is the result we achieved after years of effort to improve fuel on the Russian market. LUKOIL was the first Russian company to complete modernization of its refineries and to switch to production of Euro 5 fuels. Being also the first to launch the new product of this class, today, we take one more step toward our customers, and hope it will be favored by the market" – Vladimir Nekrasov, the First Vice President of LUKOIL, says.