The Jakarta Post
The Environment and Forestry Ministry has signed a long-awaited regulation that will serve as a legal umbrella for the EURO IV emission levels adoption, a spokesperson for the ministry confirmed Tuesday.
An Environment and Forestry Minister Regulation on the matter “was issued on March 10,” ministry spokesperson Djati Witjaksono said, adding it would enter into force pending an official issuance by minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar.
EURO IV meets the international standard on emission levels from motor vehicles that require automobiles to use fuel with a sulfur content no higher than 50 parts per million (ppm).
Indonesia has used the Euro II emission standard since 2005, leaving it as one of only three countries in Asia that has not upgraded to the Euro IV standard.
The country is also the only country in the world to still use gasoline with the registered octane number (RON) 88 specification, which is of low quality and contributes to air pollution. (ary)