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Permissible Limit for the Sulfur Content in Gasoline and Diesel Oil to be Tightened

November 30, 2006

Based on the Report "Future Policy for Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction (seventh report)" issued by the Central Environment Council in July 2003, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) will make a partial amendment to the "Permissible Limits for Properties and Substances Contained in Automobile Fuel" (Environment Agency Notification No. 64 of July 1995) under the Air Pollution Control Law in order to strengthen regulations on motor vehicle exhaust emission. The announcement of the amendment will be made on November 30, 2006.
The principal amendments are as follows:

[Principal amendments]
The permissible limit for the sulfur content in gasoline and diesel oil is reduced to 0.001% (by weight) from the previous limit of 0.005%.

Following the amendment, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will make amendments to the Ordinances based on the Law on the Quality Control of Gasoline and Other Fuels.

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