Oil industry loses out over petrol refuelling controls

The oil industry has lost the latest stage of its campaign to stave off controls on emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during vehicle refuelling at petrol stations. The Government announced in March that it intends to consult later this year on proposals to require the fitting of "Stage II" abatement equipment at service stations after studies had confirmed that this would be cheaper than fitting controls to vehicles. A major issue will be the criteria determining which stations will be exempted.

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