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Fuel Specifications
for over 150 Countries

Worldwide Fuel Specifications Tables - an Industry Reference

As a member of IFQC, you get unlimited access to all past, current and future fuel quality specifications. The website offers an interactive database on fuel specifications for over 150 countries, which allows you to compare fuel quality requirements for different countries side-by-side and look at how standards have evolved over time.

The Worldwide Fuel Specifications book, an annual publication summarizing current specifications, is complimentary for IFQC members. If you are interested in purchasing this book, please contact Client Services.
In the following video, former IFQC Executive Director Liisa Kiuru-Griffith presented on "Upcoming Fuel Quality Changes in the BRIC Countries" at Hart Energy's Breakfast Series in Houston, Texas

IFQC provides fuel specifications for all types of fuel. Members also receive email notifications of significant developments. Here is a selection of the reports sent to our members recently:


Jet Fuel:

Russia & CIS: Customs Union Amends Technical Regulation on Fuel Quality
July 10, 2014

U.S: Highlights from Committee D02's Discussions at ASTM's Summer 2013 Meeting
Aug 6, 2013

Russia & CIS: Customs Union Seeks Changes to Technical Regulation on Fuel Quality
Apr 18, 2013

Marine Fuels:

Hong Kong: Two EPD Proposals to Significantly Reduce Marine Emissions Under Discussion
Aug 2, 2013

U.S: D02 Committee Highlights from ASTM’s Winter 2012 Meeting
Jan 8, 2013 

EU: Council Finalizes Tighter Controls on Marine Fuel Sulfur Content
Nov 9, 2012


China: Shanghai’s Draft 10 ppm Sulfur Gasoline Standard Expected to Take Effect Sept. 1, 2013
Aug 7, 2013

Europe: Revised Volatility Classes Among Changes as New Gasoline Standard Takes Effect
Jul 8, 2013

Global: Raising Levels of Octane, the ‘Knock’ Fighter, Can Be Achieved in Several Ways
Feb 21, 2013


Brazil: Draft Proposal Updates S10, S500 Diesel Specs for On-road Market Starting Jan. 1, 2014
Nov 21, 2013

Global: Fifth Edition of World Wide Fuel Charter Released with Minor Changes from Draft Specs
Oct 3, 2013

Latin America & the Caribbean: Off-road and Non-road Diesel Specs, Demand Vary Widely
Jan 15, 2013

Biofuels and Blends:

Malaysia: Government Releases Provisional Standard Allowing 10 Vol% Biodiesel in Diesel
Jul 19, 2013

Global: Vigilance Key in Preventing, Treating Water Issues in Biodiesel, Diesel and Blends
Jul 16, 2013

Philippines: DOE’s Draft Fuel Ethanol Standard Addresses Denaturant Ahead of E10 Switch
Jun 13, 2013


Alternative Fuels:

IFQC regularly reports on the following Alternative Fuels related topics.

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  • Ethanol
  • Biodiesel
  • Gas-To-Liquids (GTL)
  • Hydrogen
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  • Di-methyl Ether (DME)
  • Fuel Cells
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Methanol

Global: Methanol, Derivatives Face Challenges in Quest for Bigger Share of Alternative Fuel Pool
Jul 31, 2013

Japan: JSA Anticipates Wider Use of DME as Fuel, Sets Standard to Ensure High Quality
May 5, 2013

Europe / Russia & CIS: Alternative Fuels Developments: Part III: Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen
Feb 27, 2013

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Global: New Package of Reports on Fuel Additives to be Offered in Response to Growing Interest
Dec 10, 2013

Global: Raising Levels of Octane, the ‘Knock’ Fighter, Can Be Achieved in Several Ways
Feb 21, 2013

Global: Experts Discuss Results of Investigation into Corrosion Affecting ULSD Storage Systems
Oct 22, 2012


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