The vast majority of fuels used on Europe's roads meet the EU's strict quality rules, a new report by the European Commission shows.
Fuels used for road transport in the EU have to meet strict quality requirements to protect health and the environment and make sure that vehicles can safely travel from one country to another.
The Commission's report focuses on the quality of petrol and diesel used for road transport in the EU in 2014 and 2015.
It concludes that the internal market for transport fuels is functioning well and EU policies achieve a high level of environmental and health related protection.
The vast majority of fuels are in line with the specifications laid down in the Fuel Quality Directive.
Member States continuously improve the monitoring and reporting of fuel quality, with sampling becoming more complete and robust.
Rare cases of non-compliance are generally sanctioned by the Member States, and there is no evidence of non-compliant fuels negatively affecting vehicle emissions or engine functioning.
The report is based on information provided by the Member States to the European Environment Agency (EEA).
- Publication date
- 1 February 2017
- Directorate-General for Climate Action