• September 2, 2020
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Canada | Regulations Amending the Sulphur in Gasoline Regulations

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Title of document
Regulations Amending the Sulphur in Gasoline Regulations (18 pages, in English and French)

The Sulphur in Gasoline Regulations (the Regulations) limit the sulphur content of gasoline that is produced in or imported into Canada. The transition to lower sulphur gasoline in Canada leading to 2020 was established through amendments made to the Regulations in 2015.  A temporary sulphur compliance unit (SCU) trading system was established to provide gasoline refiners with compliance flexibility during the transition to lower sulphur concentrations in gasoline while they made capital investments and technological improvements to comply with the mandatory sulphur limits for 2020 and beyond. This trading system ended with the 2019 compliance period. The objective of the proposed amendments is to provide primary gasoline suppliers in Canada (i.e., regulated parties) with continued compliance flexibility while they complete the transition to lower sulphur gasoline. The proposed amendments would re-enact the temporary SCU trading system under the Regulations for the years 2020 to 2025. This temporary trading system would be available to regulated parties electing to participate in the annual pool average compliance option under the Regulations.

Notifying member: Canada


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment; Other

Protection of human health and the environment


Agency responsible
Environment and Climate Change Canada


  • Submission: 31/08/2020
  • Reception: 31/08/2020
  • Distribution: 01/09/2020
  • Final date for comments: 28/10/2020
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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