Current Regulations

Regulations Amending the Benzene in Gasoline Regulations (SOR/2003-318)

This statement describes the Regulations Amending the Benzene in Gasoline Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the amendments. The Benzene in Gasoline Regulations, hereinafter referred to as the Regulations, were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, on November 26, 1997. These Regulations limit the level of benzene in gasoline to one percent by volume and control the benzene emission number, which relates gasoline composition to estimated emissions of benzene from vehicles. These Regulations also specify sulphur limits for commercially pure butane and oxygenate, and the required test methods for measuring these limits. The amendments are made to update the Regulations, clarify some provisions, and make the Regulations more consistent with the Sulphur in Gasoline Regulations and other federal fuels regulations. The amendments are of a minor technical nature and do not alter the intent of the Regulations.

Contact Information:

Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-420-7970
Fax number: 819-420-7410
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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2003-02-01 Vol. 137, No. 5
Part 2: 2003-10-08 Vol. 137, No. 21

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