Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2007

  • revoked
  • Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2007: 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 2007

(SR 2007/88)

  • Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2007: 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 26th day of March 2007

Pursuant to 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 2007.

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

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Interpretation
  • Regulation 3(1) is amended by inserting the following definitions in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    autumn means, in Schedules 1 and 2, 1 April to 31 May (inclusive)

    spring means, in Schedules 1 and 2, 1 September to 30 November (inclusive)

    summer means,—

    • (a) in Schedules 1 and 2, 1 December to 31 March (inclusive); and

    • (b) in Schedule 3, 15 October to 14 April (inclusive)

    winter means,—

    • (a) in Schedules 1 and 2, 1 June to 31 August (inclusive); and

    • (b) in Schedule 3, 15 April to 14 October (inclusive).

5 New Schedules 1, 2, and 3 substituted
  • Schedules 1, 2, and 3 are revoked and the Schedules 1, 2, and 3 set out in the Schedule of these regulations substituted.


Schedule
New Schedules 1, 2, and 3 substituted

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Schedule 1
Requirements for regular grade petrol

rr 4, 6, 7, 8

PropertyEffective on and from 1 May 2007Effective on and 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)122 minimum22 minimumASTM D86
 48 maximum48 maximum 
Percentage volume evaporated at 100°C (E100)45 minimum45 minimumASTM D86
 70 maximum70 maximum 
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 Index2 [VP (kPa) + (0.7 × E70)]115.0 maximum115.0 maximumASTM D86 and ASTM D5191
Vapour Pressure3 (VP) (kPa)Maxima: 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
Sulphur4 (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
Oxygenates5 (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
Manganese6 (mg/l)2.0 maximum2.0 maximumASTM D3831
Phosphorus (mg/l)1.3 maximum1.3 maximumASTM D3231
1 For regular grade petrol blended with more than 1% and not more than 10% volume ethanol, the E70 maximum is increased by 1% per 1% volume ethanol in the blend.
2 For regular grade petrol blended with more than 1% and not more than 10% volume ethanol, the flexible volatility index maximum allowed is: 115.0 summer; 120.0 autumn and spring; 130.0 winter. Petrol 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.
3 Petrol 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. For regular grade petrol blended with more than 1% and not more than 10% volume ethanol, the maximum vapour pressure allowed is: Auckland and Northland: 72 kPa summer; 87 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; rest of North Island: 77 kPa summer; 87 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; South Island: 82 kPa summer; 92 kPa autumn and spring; 95 kPa winter.
4 Ultimate requirement for sulphur-free petrol of 10 ppm maximum sulphur content.
5 Regulation 4 provides—
 If petrol contains ethanol greater than 1% by volume, the seller of the petrol must provide or display information to consumers on the possible vehicle maintenance requirements that may result from using ethanol blends.
6 To be reviewed by 2010 (indicative time frame).

Schedule 2
Requirements for premium grade petrol

rr 4, 6, 7, 8

PropertyEffective on and from 1 May 2007Effective on and 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)722 minimum22 minimumASTM D86
 48 maximum48 maximum 
Percentage volume evaporated at 100°C (E100)45 minimum45 minimumASTM D86
 70 maximum70 maximum 
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 Index8 [VP (kPa) + (0.7 × E70)]115.0 maximum115.0 maximumASTM D86 and ASTM D5191
Vapour Pressure9 (VP) (kPa)Maxima: 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
Sulphur10 (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
Oxygenates11 (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
Manganese12 (mg/l)2.0 maximum2.0 maximumASTM D3831
Phosphorus (mg/l)1.3 maximum1.3 maximumASTM D3231
7 For premium grade petrol blended with more than 1% and not more than 10% volume ethanol, the E70 maximum is increased by 1% per 1% volume ethanol in the blend.
8 For premium grade petrol blended with more than 1% and not more than 10% volume ethanol, the flexible volatility index maximum allowed is: 115.0 summer; 120.0 autumn and spring; 130.0 winter. Petrol 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.
9 Petrol 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. For premium grade petrol blended with more than 1% and not more than 10% volume ethanol, the maximum vapour pressure allowed is: Auckland and Northland: 72 kPa summer; 87 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; rest of North Island: 77 kPa summer; 87 kPa autumn and spring; 90 kPa winter; South Island: 82 kPa summer; 92 kPa autumn and spring; 95 kPa winter.
10 Ultimate requirement for sulphur-free petrol of 10 ppm maximum sulphur content.
11 Regulation 4 provides—
 If petrol contains ethanol greater than 1% by volume, the seller of the petrol must provide or display information to consumers on the possible vehicle maintenance requirements that may result from using ethanol blends.
12 To be reviewed by 2010 (indicative time frame).

Schedule 3
Requirements for diesel

rr 4, 6, 7, 8

PropertyEffective on and from 1 May 2007Effective on and from 1 January 2009Test method
Density at 15°C (kg/m3)820 minimum820 minimumASTM D1298
 850 maximum850 maximum 
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) – Winter13.Summer: +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
Sulphur14 (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 minimum2.0 minimumASTM D445
 4.5 maximum4.5 maximum 
Oxidation Stability (g/m3)25 maximum25 maximumASTM D2274
Carbon residue (on 10% distillation residue) (percentage mass)0.2 maximum0.2 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
13 These 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.
14 The 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 amend the Petroleum Products Specifications Regulations 2002 (the principal regulations). They come into force on 1 May 2007.

These amendments have the effect of amending the current specifications for fuel that is a blend of petrol and ethanol. The amendments cater for blends of more than 1% up to 10% by volume ethanol.

The regulations amend the principal regulations as follows:

  • increasing the maximum percentage of regular and premium grade petrol evaporated at 70°C (E70) by 1% per 1% by volume ethanol blended into the petrol:

  • increasing the flexible volatility index (FVI) by 5 in spring and autumn and by 15 in winter for blends of ethanol and petrol:

  • increasing the vapour pressure (VP) maxima by 7 kPa for summer and autumn and spring for blends of ethanol and petrol.

In addition, these regulations change the diesel specification for carbon residue (at 10% distillation) from a maximum of 0.25% to a maximum of 0.2%. This change is for consistency with the particular test standard required by the regulations.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 March 2007.


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 2007. It incorporates all the amendments to the Petroleum Products Specifications Amendment Regulations 2007 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)