Petrol and diesel fuels sold for road transport

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Prod-ID: DAS-115-en
Published 26 Jun 2020
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The data viewer on fuels sales provides a summary on the volume and type of petrol and diesel fuels sold for road transport as reported by EU Member States, Iceland and Norway under Article 8 of the Fuel Quality Directive 98/70/EC (FQD).

The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Topic Center on Climate Change Mitigation and Energy (ETC/CME) support the European Commission in the compilation, quality checking and dissemination of information reported under 8 of the FQDDetails on the reporting obligation can be found in EEA's Reporting Obligation Database and Central Data RepositoryFor further analysis on the data provided in the viewer please consult the latest reportUnless otherwise indicated, the data relates to the year 2018.

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The dash (-) marks fuel types or grades without any sales.

The zero marks sales of fuel types or grades below 1 million litres.

The Research Octane Number (RON) is an indication of the performance of petrol fuel in the engine. Higher RON numbers indicate that the fuel can withstand higher compression ratios in the combustion chamber before ignition.

Explanation of fuel grades

  • E0 indicates petrol without ethanol content.
  • E5 are biofuel petrol blends with up to 5 % ethanol content.
  • E10 are biofuel petrol blends with up to 10 % ethanol content. 
  • E+ are biofuel petrol blends with > 10 % ethanol content.

  • B7 are biodiesel blends with up to 7 % fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). 
  • B+ are biodiesel blends of > 7 % FAME. 

Details on the different greenhouse gas intensities of biofuels, information about their feedstock, production pathways and indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts can be found here.





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