Nordic fuels company Statoil has announced plans to introduce a carbon offsetting program at its forecourts in Sweden.

According to the Scandinavian energy outfit, customers at Statoil service stations in Sweden will be able to fill their tanks from next year without causing any overall rise in planetary carbon dioxide levels.

Statoil aims to deliver the program by adding a voluntary environmental fee to its fuel price, which will then be used to fund carbon-reducing projects.

Whether you drive a car or a lorry, or use our products to heat your home or fuel industrial production, you contribute to carbon dioxide emissions, commented Henrik Grenert.

We want to give our customers the opportunity to take responsibility for the unavoidable climate impact of their activities, he added.