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SAPIA Championing Eco-Friendly Fuels in the Battle Against Climate Change

12 October 2023, Johannesburg – As part of the unwavering dedication of the South African petroleum industry to address climate change, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) is proud to back the government-enforced Clean Fuels 2 initiative for its potential to decrease detrimental tailpipe emissions. The Clean Fuels 2 program, mandated by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) starting 1 July 2027, directs consumer sales of petrol and diesel with a maximum of 10 ppm sulphur content and imposes stricter limits on some compounds present in petrol, such as benzene, aromatics, and olefins. According to Avhapfani Tshifularo, Executive Director of the SAPIA, “The initiative is crucial for several factors like reducing tailpipe emissions and playing a role in combating climate change.”