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Results of the FY2008 Survey on the Quality of Fuel used in Non-road Special Motor Vehicles

October 27, 2009

The MOE has compiled results of the FY2008 Survey on the Quality of Fuel used in Non-road Special Motor Vehicles.
This survey has been carried out each year since FY2006 for the purpose of identifying the current situation of the quality of fuel used in non-road special motor vehicles.

Results are following:
1) The result of analysis of the sulfur content from 82 samples collected in FY2008.
a) about 19% in the samples exceeded 10ppm of sulfur mass ratio (decreased by 13% compared to last year)
(about 13% in the samples exceeded 50ppm of sulfur mass ratio (decreased by 3% compared to last year) )
b) number of samples which were possibly using fuels except gas oil has been decreasing for three consecutive years.

2) The result of sample analysis investigation between FY2006 to FY2008.
a) the mass ratio of sulfur in fuel used is higher in eastern Japan than in western Japan.
b) the possibility of blending fuel oil A tends higher in western Japan.
c) the possibility of blending kerosene tends higher in eastern Japan.

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