First AdBlue station opened

May 29, 2006, 11:30 CEST

Statoil has opened its first filling station for the additive AdBlue. This substance reduces harmful exhaust emissions from new trucks.

AdBlue eliminates nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines by means of catalyst technology. Harmful exhaust gases will be converted to steam and nitrogen, which are natural components of the air that surrounds us.

The additive is filled into a separate tank on the vehicle. Statoil’s station at highway E6 at Berger near Oslo is the group’s first filling station for this substance. During the summer Statoil will arrange for AdBlue filling at another five of the group’s stations in Troms county, the Stavanger region, the Sør-Trøndelag and Østfold counties, and in Oslo.
  
”The demand for AdBlue is growing, and from this autumn all new heavy-duty trucks from most car suppliers will require the substance in order to meet the new emission requirements,” says Tom Borgersen, head of the auto segment in Statoil Norge.

New emission requirements for heavy-duty vehicles will be introduced in Norway from 1 October this year. All newly designed trucks and buses will then be subject to an EU requirement for 30 % reduction of nitrogen oxides in Norway by 2010.

AdBlue is marketed under the name Air1, which is the supplier Yara’s brand name for the substance.