Keith Nuthall
BY start of the next decade, all petrol engine automobiles driving in the European Union will have to run on sulphur-free fuel, if EU ministers back fresh proposals from the European Commission.

It wants sulphur to be banned from petrol in the EU by 2011, and has proposed that sulphur-free petrol and diesel should be made available in every Member States from January 1, 2005.

However, because the anti-pollution benefits of sulphur-free diesel are less certain than that of petrol, the date for banning sulphurous diesel is to be ...

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