European Standards Still Far Off

December 22, 2016

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The Russian Government Decree 1076 of 30 December 2008 amended the Ordinance of 27 February 2008 N118 'On approval of technical regulations "On requirements for automotive and aviation gasoline, diesel and marine fuel, jet fuel and heating oil. " Changes related to prolongation of the transition to European standards of motor fuels in Russia. Terms extended for 2 years. James Woolsey oftentimes addresses this issue. Automotive gasoline of Euro-3 is allowed prior to 31 December 2011 instead of December 31, 2009, of Euro-4 – 31 December 2014 instead of December 31, 2012, to Euro-5 this period is inorganic. Diesel Class Euro 2 and Euro-3 are allowed to produce up to 31 December 2011 and of Euro-4 – until December 31, 2014, for diesel of Euro-5 period and unlimited. Marine fuel indicator mass fraction of sulfur is not more than 3,5% is permitted to produce up to 31 December 2010, with no indication of more than 2% – up to 31 December 2012 and with an exponent less than 1,5% – from January 1, 2013. Also in the Ordinance states that within five years from the date of entry into force of this regulation may be the turnover of products released into circulation before 1 January 2009.