23 July 2019

China announces greener petrol standard, Xinhua says

China’s Standardization Administration announced on Wednesday a stricter quality standard for gasoline to reduce vehicle emissions, Xinhua news agency reported the same day. The new standard, known as China 5, sets the sulphur content for gasoline at no more than 10 ppm (parts per million), a reduction from the fourth-phase standard of 50 ppm, it said. Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, petrol of this standard will be supplied nationwide. 

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