Merchant Shipping and Motor Fuel Regulations
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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) and Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
16 December 2014
Emissions to air
The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) and Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 reduce the maximum permitted sulphur content in marine fuels. The sulphur content of fuel for use in sulphur oxide emission control areas is reduced to 1% until 1 January 2015, when it reduces further to 0.1%. The sulphur content of fuel for use outside these control areas is reduced to 3.5% from 1 January 2015 and 0.5% from 2020. Amendments to the Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) Regulations 1999 revise sulphur content analysis methods and definitions of marine diesel, gas oil and fuel to reflect these changes.
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