MOTOR SPIRIT OCTANE RATINGS AND LEAD ADDITIVES

In this report it is estimated that the use of a higher grade regular motor spirit in conjunction with a maximum lead level of 0.65 g/litre and the introduction of lead filters would result in an energy saving equivalent to about 2 million barrels of crude oil and a cost saving of $30 million in 1980 compared with the consequences of current marketing patterns and existing legislation. Consequently the committee recommends that the lead phase-down programmes of some states be discontinued, the maximum allowable lead level be increased to 0.65g/litre, that the octane number of regular grade motor spirit be increased and that lead filters be introduced on new vehicles from about 1980. The committee also recommends that the use of liquefied petroleum gas, particularly in metropolitan areas, should be encouraged. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Institute of Petroleum, Limited

    227 Collins Street
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM