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When selling or using fuels, you must prevent emissions from these fuels into the air. You can find these rules in the Activities Decree (Activiteitenbesluit). Special rules apply to the storage, trans-shipment and distribution of petrol and liquefied petroleum gas (lpg).


If your business is licensed to supply road transport fuelsExternal link, you are obliged to supply a certain percentage of biofuelsExternal link.

Organic halogen compounds in fuels

Fuels and raw materials for fuels may only contain certain levels of organic halogen compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Please note: The technical requirements that apply in the Netherlands to the organic halogen content of the raw materials of fuels/fuels differ from those of other EU Member States. If a raw material of fuels/fuel is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.

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