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The Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) and the Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

15 October 2021
  • The Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) Regulations 1999
  • The Biofuel (Labelling) Regulations 2004
  • Revokes: The Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) and the Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Comes into force: 12th August 2021
Jurisdiction: UK
Blending ethanol into petrol reduces the overall greenhouse gas emissions. Changes are made to the Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) Regulations 1999 to enforce the requirement for petrol stations in Great Britain to only sell 95 octane premium petrol with an ethanol content of at least 5.5% by volume. It also ensures the continuing availability of E5 petrol (petrol with 5% or less ethanol) for older vehicles and certain petrol-powered equipment that are unstable for E10 petrol (petrol with more than 5% ethanol).
They also permit the sale of 95 octane premium petrol that does not have the minimum ethanol content, providing that it reaches the necessary winter petrol requirements from the period between 1st September 2021 and 1st November 2021.
Furthermore, they amend The Biofuel (Labelling) Regulations 2004 to ensure that the sale of petrol containing between 5% and 10% ethanol is accompanied by a consumer message, prominently displayed on the fuel’s dispenser.
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