REFORMULATED GASOLINE: LESSONS FROM AMERICA

A programme to improve US air quality through the introduction of more stringent specifications for gasoline started in all states, except California (where a similar programme was initiated the year before) on 1 January 1995. This study assesses the significance of the first three months of the programme for government, consumers and the supplying industries. The complex requirements of the reformulated gasoline programme have affected the production, distribution and storage of gasoline throughout the USA. The geographical focus of this study is primarily the North-Eastern USA where, due to poor air quality in that region, the majority of US demand for reformulated gasoline is located. The experience of the US may be useful to other countries considering similar fuel quality programmes, in particular that being considered by the European Commission.

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    OXFORD INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY STUDIES

    57 WOODSTOCK ROAD
    OXFORD,   United Kingdom  OX2 6FA
  • Authors:
    • Seymour, A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: 82 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00719912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-948061-87-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM