Committee suggests removing volatility limits from EU gasoline

An analysis of hot weather-driveability performance of the year 2000 European Union (EU) car population makes a vapor lock index (VLI) no longer necessary for summer 2000 volatility classes.For nonsummer periods, only four markets (Finland, France, Greece, and Portugal) require a VLI for good performance during transition between summer and winter.These are the recommendations of Concawe to the European Standardization Committee (CEN) for the 2000 revision of the EN228 gasoline specifications, established in 1993. Concawe (Conservation of Clean Air & Water, Europe), Brussels, describes itself as the oil companies' European organization for environmental and health protection. It p...

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