Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2006

  • revoked
  • Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2006: revoked, on 1 July 2008, pursuant to regulation 23 of the Engine Fuel Specifications Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/138).

Reprint
as at 1 July 2008

Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2006

(SR 2006/350)

  • Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2006: revoked, on 1 July 2008, pursuant to regulation 23 of the Engine Fuel Specifications Regulations 2008 (SR 2008/138).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.


  • Preamble

    At Wellington this 21st day of November 2006

Pursuant to section 35 of the Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Act 1989, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2006.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 January 2007.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Calculating pool average
  • (1) Regulation 7(1) is amended by omitting subclauses (2) to (11) and substituting this regulation.

    (2) Regulation 7(4)(d) is amended by omitting subclauses (6)(a) and (b) and and substituting subclause.

    (3) Regulation 7(4)(e) is amended by omitting subclauses (6)(c) and and substituting subclause.

    (4) Regulation 7(6) is revoked.

    (5) Regulation 7(11) is revoked.

5 New Schedule 1 substituted
  • Schedule 1 is revoked and the schedule set out in Schedule 1 of these regulations is substituted.

6 New Schedule 2 substituted
  • Schedule 2 is revoked and the schedule set out in Schedule 2 of these regulations is substituted.

7 New Schedule 3 substituted
  • Schedule 3 is revoked and the schedule set out in Schedule 3 of these regulations is substituted.


Schedule 1
New Schedule 1 substituted in principal regulations

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Schedule 1
Requirements for regular grade petrol

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PropertyEffective from 1 January 2007Effective from 1 January 2008Test method
Research Octane Number (RON)91.0 minimum91.0 minimumASTM D2699
Motor Octane Number (MON)82.0 minimum82.0 minimumASTM D2700
ColourNot to be mistaken for waterNot to be mistaken for waterVisual
Percentage volume evaporated at 70°C (E70)22 minimum 48 maximum22 minimum 48 maximumASTM D86
Percentage volume evaporated at 100°C (E100)45 minimum 70 maximum45 minimum 70 maximumASTM D86
Percentage volume evaporated at 150°C (E150)75 minimum75 minimumASTM D86
End point (°C)210 maximum210 maximumASTM D86
Residue (percentage volume)2 maximum2 maximumASTM D86
Flexible Volatility Index [VP (kPa) + (0.7 x E70)]115.0 maximum115.0 maximumASTM D86 and ASTM D5191
Vapour Pressure1 (VP) (kPa) Summer: 1 December – 31 March; Autumn: 1 April – 31 May; Winter: 1 June – 31 August; Spring: 1 September – 30 NovemberMaxima: Auckland and Northland: 65 kPa summer; 80 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; Rest of North Island: 70 kPa summer; 80 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; South Island: 75 kPa summer; 85 kPa autumn and spring; 95 kPa winter Minimum: 45 kPa all yearMaxima: Auckland and Northland: 65 kPa summer; 80 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; Rest of North Island: 70 kPa summer; 80 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; South Island: 75 kPa summer; 85 kPa autumn and spring; 95 kPa winter Minimum: 45 kPa all yearASTM D5191
Copper strip corrosion (3 hours at 50°C)Class 1 maximumClass 1 maximumASTM D130
Sulphur2 (mg/kg)150 maximum50 maximumIP 497 or ASTM D5453
Existent gum (solvent washed) (mg/100 ml)5 maximum5 maximumASTM D381
Oxidation stability induction period (minutes)360 minimum360 minimumASTM D525
Lead (mg/l)5 maximum5 maximumIP 224
Benzene (percentage volume)1 maximum1 maximumASTM D5580
Total aromatic compounds (including benzene) (percentage volume)42 maximum pool average and 45 maximum cap42 maximum pool average and 45 maximum capASTM D5580
Oxygenates3 (percentage volume)1 maximum for total oxygenates, with the exception of ethanol; 10 maximum for ethanol1 maximum for total oxygenates, with the exception of ethanol; 10 maximum for ethanolASTM D4815
Olefins (percentage volume)18 maximum18 maximumASTM D1319
Manganese4 (mg/l)2.0 maximum2.0 maximumASTM D3831
Phosphorus (mg/l)1.3 maximum1.3 maximumASTM D3231
1Petrol that complies with the previous season's quality, and that is stored in a filling station tank to which fewer than 3 deliveries of petrol have been made since 6 weeks before the beginning of the season, is regarded as complying with this specification.
2Ultimate requirement for sulphur-free petrol of 10 ppm maximum sulphur content.
3The sale of ethanol-blended petrol must be accompanied by consumer information about the possible vehicle maintenance requirements that may result from using ethanol blends.
4To be reviewed by 2010 (indicative time frame).

Schedule 2
New Schedule 2 substituted in principal regulations

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Schedule 2
Requirements for premium grade petrol

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PropertyEffective from 1 January 2007Effective from 1 January 2008Test method
Research Octane Number (RON)95.0 minimum95.0 minimumASTM D2699
Motor Octane Number (MON)85.0 minimum85.0 minimumASTM D2700
ColourNot to be mistaken for waterNot to be mistaken for waterVisual
Percentage volume evaporated at 70°C (E70)22 minimum 48 maximum22 minimum 48 maximumASTM D86
Percentage volume evaporated at 100°C (E100)45 minimum 70 maximum45 minimum 70 maximumASTM D86
Percentage volume evaporated at 150°C (E150)75 minimum75 minimumASTM D86
End point (°C)210 maximum210 maximumASTM D86
Residue (percentage volume)2 maximum2 maximumASTM D86
Flexible Volatility Index [VP (kPa) + (0.7 x E70)]115.0 maximum115.0 maximumASTM D86 and ASTM D5191
Vapour Pressure5 (VP) (kPa) Summer: 1 December– 31 March; Autumn: 1 April – 31 May; Winter 1 June – 31 August; Spring: 1 September – 30 NovemberMaxima: Auckland and Northland: 65 kPa summer; 80 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; Rest of North Island: 70 kPa summer; 80 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; South Island: 75 kPa summer; 85 kPa autumn and spring; 95 kPa winter Minimum: 45 kPa all yearMaxima: Auckland and Northland: 65 kPa summer; 80 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; Rest of North Island: 70 kPa summer; 80 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; South Island: 75 kPa summer; 85 kPa autumn and spring; 95 kPa winter Minimum: 45 kPa all yearASTM D5191
Copper strip corrosion (3 hours at 50°C)Class 1 maximumClass 1 maximumASTM D130
Sulphur6 (mg/kg)150 maximum50 maximumIP 497 or ASTM D5453
Existent gum (solvent washed) (mg/100 ml)5 maximum5 maximumASTM D381
Oxidation stability induction period (minutes)360 minimum360 minimumASTM D525
Lead (mg/l)5 maximum5 maximumIP 224
Benzene (percentage volume)1 maximum1 maximumASTM D5580
Total aromatic compounds (including benzene) (percentage volume)42 maximum pool average and 45 maximum cap42 maximum pool average and 45 maximum capASTM D5580
Oxygenates7 (percentage volume)1 maximum for total oxygenates, with the exception of ethanol; 10 maximum for ethanol1 maximum for total oxygenates, with the exception of ethanol; 10 maximum for ethanolASTM D4815
Olefins (percentage volume)18 maximum18 maximumASTM D1319
Manganese8 (mg/l)2.0 maximum2.0 maximumASTM D3831
Phosphorus (mg/l)1.3 maximum1.3 maximumASTM D3231
5Petrol that complies with the previous season's quality, and that is stored in a filling station tank to which fewer than 3 deliveries of petrol have been made since 6 weeks before the beginning of the season, is regarded as complying with this specification.
6Ultimate requirement for sulphur-free petrol of 10 ppm maximum sulphur content.
7The sale of ethanol-blended petrol must be accompanied by consumer information about the possible vehicle maintenance requirements that may result from using ethanol blends.
8To be reviewed by 2010 (indicative time frame).

Schedule 3
New Schedule 3 substituted in principal regulations

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Schedule 3
Requirements for diesel

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PropertyEffective from 1 January 2007Effective from 1 January 2009Test method
Density at 15°C (kg/m3)820 minimum 850 maximum820 minimum 850 maximumASTM D1298
Distillation – 95% volume recovered at (°C) (T95)360 maximum360 maximumASTM D86
Cetane51 minimum cetane index or 51 minimum cetane number and 47 minimum cetane index51 minimum cetane index or 51 minimum cetane number and 47 minimum cetane indexCetane number: ASTM D613 Cetane index: ASTM D976
Water content (mg/kg)200 maximum200 maximumASTM D6304
Particulates (mg/l)24 maximum24 maximumASTM D6217
Colour (ASTM colour)3.0 maximum3.0 maximumASTM D1500
Cloud Point (°C) – Summer; Cloud Point and Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP) (°C) – Winter9 Summer: 15 October – 14 April; Winter: 15 April – 14 OctoberSummer: +4 maximum Cloud Point; Winter: +2 maximum Cloud Point and −6 maximum Cold Filter Plugging PointSummer: +4 maximum Cloud Point; Winter: +2 maximum Cloud Point and −6 maximum Cold Filter Plugging PointCloud Point: ASTM D5773 Cold Filter Plugging Point: IP 309
Sulphur10 (mg/kg)50 maximum10 maximumIP 497 or ASTM D5453
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (percentage mass)11 maximum11 maximumIP 391
Filter Blocking Tendency2.5 maximum; fuel must be of acceptable filterability so that it is fit for common purposes2.5 maximum; fuel must be of acceptable filterability so that it is fit for common purposesIP 387 or ASTM D2068
Lubricity – HFRR wear scar diameter at 60°C (μm)460 maximum460 maximumIP 450
Viscosity (mm2 per second at 40°C)2.0 minimum 4.5 maximum2.0 minimum 4.5 maximumASTM D445
Oxidation Stability (g/m3)25 maximum25 maximumASTM D2274
Carbon residue (on 10% distillation residue) (percentage mass)0.25 maximum0.25 maximumASTM D4530
Copper strip corrosion (3 hours at 50°C)Class 1 maximumClass 1 maximumASTM D130
Ash (percentage mass)0.01 maximum0.01 maximumASTM D482
Flash point (°C)61 minimum61 minimumASTM D93
9These are maximum criteria; cold flow properties of a fuel must be fit for common purposes in the region and the season in which it is sold. Diesel that complies with the previous season's quality, and that is stored in a filling station tank to which fewer than 3 deliveries of diesel have been made since 6 weeks before the beginning of the season, is regarded as complying with this specification. Sales for marine use may be summer grade at any time of the year.
10The limit for sulphur does not apply to sale for marine use.

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations come into force on 1 January 2007.

They amend the Petroleum Products Specifications Regulations 2002 (the principal regulations). The amendments remove expired provisions from regulation 7 and replace the 3 schedules of the principal regulations.

The new schedules remove the specifications for the periods that started on 1 September 2002 and 1 January 2004 and 2006, which have now expired. Outdated provisions have been removed from the schedules' footnotes. The schedules add specifications for the periods starting on 1 January 2007 and 2008 (for petrol), and 1 January 2007 and 2009 (for diesel).

The specifications for petrol (both regular and premium grade) remain unchanged for the periods starting on 1 January 2007 and 2008, except that—

  • the maximum permitted sulphur level is reduced from 150 to (50 mg/kg (ppm) starting on 1 January 2008:

  • one of the test methods for sulphur is changed:

  • the maximum sulphur content that is ultimately required for sulphur-free petrol is now noted as 10 ppm (not the prior range of 10-15 ppm):

  • the maximum manganese level is now to be reviewed by the later date of 2010 (noted as an indicative time frame).

The specifications for diesel remain unchanged for the periods starting on 1 January 2007 and 2009, except that—

  • the maximum permitted sulphur level is reduced from 50 to 10 mg/kg (ppm) starting on 1 January 2009:

  • one of the test methods for sulphur is changed:

  • a maximum value of 2.5 is imposed on the Filter Blocking Tendency, with that maximum and the related test methods no longer being noted as indicative for monitoring purposes.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 November 2006.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2006. It incorporates all the amendments to the Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2006 as at 1 July 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see Making online legislation official under Status of legislation on this site in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)