Despite the government pledging not to repeat past mistakes, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation continued to release substandard petrol to the market, the UNP alleged yesterday.

New leadership from outside Detroit was a deciding factor in the Big Three automakers’ acceptance of strict new fuel-economy standards, the chief executive of Chrysler said Wednesday.

The main opposition party of Sri Lanka, United National Party (UNP) has called on the government to pay compensation to the vehicles owners whose vehicles had been affected due to the pumping of substandard fuel imported by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has made this comment after visiting a garage in Peradeniya where vehicles damaged due to subs

The Obama administration this week will propose new fuel efficiency and emissions requirements for cars and light trucks for model years 2017 and beyond.

The plan, a centerpiece of President Barack Obama's energy agenda geared toward reducing oil imports, is under review by the White House budget office.

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday announced that it had completely switched over to the cleaner Euro-III and Euro-IV petrol and diesel, well ahead of the October 1 deadline fixed by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry.

Addressing a press conference here, Minister of State for Petroleum Jitin Prasada said:

Shweta Bhanot

Mumbai: Commercial vehicle (CV) prices are expected to go up 3-5% this October with the new vehicle emission norms

U.S. regulators are likely to approve a higher blend of ethanol in U.S. gasoline shortly, an ethanol producers group and the top U.S.

Pressure from the automobile industry is delaying implementation of tighter vehicular emission norms in cities across India. Though four-wheelers in 11 cities, including the four metros, switched from Bharat Stage (BS) III emission norms to BS IV on April 1, other cities supposed to make the switch from BS II to BS III norms have to wait.

Dealers see availability only from June or Sept.

Yet to take off

Hardly any CV maker has submitted their ARAI type approval for BS IV products to any of the Regional Transport Offices, which registers the vehicles.

Roudra Bhattacharya

New Delhi, May 17

NEW DELHI: Having enforced Bharat Stage (BS) IV fuel emission norms in the major metropolitan cities from April 1, the Centre has decided to enforce BS III norms across the rest of the country from October 1.

The BS III will be with respect to two-, three- and four-wheelers. The Centre could not enforce the norm from April 1 as the refinery companies were not prepared.

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