Beginning January 1, 2007, gasoline stations across Saudi Arabia will begin selling a new grade of gasoline, Saudi Aramco announced last week. Currently, only 95-octane gasoline is sold in Saudi Arabia. The new grade will be 91-octane gasoline, which is suitable for a majority of the vehicles in the Kingdom.
Based on the Royal Order issued on April 30, the price of Premium 91 will be 60 halalas per liter [$ 0.60 per gallon] and the price for Premium 95 will be 75 halalas per liter [$ 0.75 per gallon]. To protect consumers, Saudi Aramco announced that it will add a distinguishing colors to each type of gasoline.