Diesel (Automative Gas Oil - AGO) is fuel used in any diesel engine. The diesel sold in the Ugandan market is petroleum based; it is product of crude oil refining. The other types of diesel oil are synthetic diesel and bio diesel.

The critical parameters set out by Uganda National Bureau of Standards for diesel sold in Uganda are as below:

  • AGO must have a densiy @ 20 degrees centigrade in Kg/m3 of between 820-870
  • Have Cetane index of 48 minimum and Sulphur content of 0.05% maximum.  

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