January 10, 2005

Final sulfur in gasoline regulations come into force

OTTAWA, ONT-The final phase of the federal Sulfur in Gasoline Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act came into effect on January 1, 2005. Designed to reduce sulfur levels in gasoline by 90% from 1998 levels, the regulations were passed in 1999, providing a staged phase-in of limits to help the refining industry adjust to the new requirements. Federal regulations are also in place for low-sulfur diesel fuel for buses and other on-road transport. The limit of 15 parts per million for sulfur in diesel must be reached by June 2006, a 95% reduction from levels in 2000.
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