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New regulations for fuel specifications come into force 2 October 2017 (NZ)

New Zealand’s fuel specifications are changing as follows:

  • Introducing a total oxygen limit, which potentially allows a wider range of fuel blends;
  • Increasing New Zealand’s limit for methanol in petrol from one to three per cent volume;
  • Raising the biodiesel blend limit in diesel from five to seven per cent; and
  • Reducing the sulphur level allowed in petrol from 50 to 10 parts per million.

These amendments will take effect from 2 October 2017, except for the change to the maximum sulphur level, which will come into effect on 1 July 2018.

More information is available on the Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment’s website on the 2016/17 updates to New Zealand’s engine fuel specifications.