Germany's Environment Ministry has called for a reduction in benzene content of gasoline sold throughout the European Union. The cost to Europe's refiners could be as much as $70/metric ton of gasoline produced in addition to a growing list of spending requirements. Umweltbundesamt, the ministry's technical division, asked Europe's refiners to produce low benzene gasoline prior to legislation expected to be proposed by the European Commission this year. Umweltbundesamt's call follows completion of a study for the ministry by Arthur D. Little Ltd., London. The study set out requirements for reducing be...

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