Watching the World
Fuel expectations

Leaded gasoline will no longer be on sale in European Union countries beginning Jan. 1, 2000, as Brussels continues to tighten legislation in pursuit of cleaner air in big cities.BP Amoco PLC has developed a high-octane, lead-free fuel to cater to the many older vehicles on Europe's roads that are not able to run on existing unleaded gasoline.This new gasoline grade is a relatively minor step on the road to emissions-free motoring. Launching the new fuel in the UK on Sept. 27, BP Amoco explained that, as environmental legislation tightens still further, radical new fuels are needed if the motor car is to remain our favorite means of transport.Peter Histon, manager-fuels technology at ...

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