EU slashes sulphur content in road fuels from 2005

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BRUSSELS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The European Union has passed a law requiring much lower amounts of sulphur in petrol and diesel by 2005, with a total phase in of "sulphur free" fuels by 2009, the European Parliament said on Friday. The final approval of the law follows years of debate by EU lawmakers on the timetable for making cleaner fuels more widely available, in an attempt to reduce air pollution. The law will set a maximum level of 50 parts per million of sulphur by January 1, 2005, ...

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