China Implements Clean Fuel Standards Early

China has been paving in-roads for cleaning up the quality of its air and to reduce greenhouse gases. It has announced that its “national five” fuel policy will be completed ahead of schedule by over one year, putting the implementation date of the policy as January 2017. The new standards are similar to Euro V which has maximum sulphur content of ten parts per million.

Starting from Jan 2016, China will expand the areas receiving gasoline and diesel that meet the standards to 11 eastern provinces and cities, according to a Cabinet statement posted on the central government’s website

Under an earlier plan, only Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province, as well as key cities in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta would have received “national five” fuels by that time.

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Courtesy of Reuters via DownstreamToday

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