LGC Promochem announces new reference materials for the oil industry

07-May-2004

We are all aware of the contribution that sulfur makes to atmospheric pollution and acid rain, and low sulfur fuels are a familiar feature of forecourt advertising. But what exactly is low sulfur? The current limits set by European Union Directives for sulfur in petrol and diesel fuels are 150 and 350mg per kg, respectively, and will be reduced to 50mg per kg for both fuels by 2005. The Directives also require fuels with maximum sulfur concentration of 10mg per kg to be available on the market by 2005 and this lower concentration will become mandatory by 2009. It will be the responsibility of the oil industry to ensure that these new standards are met.

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