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Rating of countries in the world by the quality of gasoline

World Fuel Ranking 2009-2016

The International Fuel Quality Center (hereinafter referred to as the MC) (the full name of the organization in English is The International Fuel Quality Center, abbreviated as IFQC) published rating of gasoline quality in 100 countries of the worldbased on its sulfur content. For reference: the above MC appeared in 1998 as a branch of Hart Energy Publishing LLP. This energy information company is now one of the largest in the world. IFQC is a service specialized in the collection of analytical data on the quality of transport fuel.


Sulfur is a natural component of oil. Due to incomplete purification of raw materials, it remains in the transport fuel. When gasoline burns, sulfur is released into the air. Sulfur compounds have a detrimental effect on human health and the environment. Thanks to the purification of gasoline, it is possible to significantly reduce the level of sulfur, nitrogen oxides, carbon emissions, and make the engine run longer and more efficiently.

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  •  The IFQC rating data is updated every six months. The location of the country in the ranking, conducted for the last time, was determined on the basis of:

  • the maximum allowable sulfur content in gasoline, based on national standards;
  • the maximum allowable rate according to local or regional standards (for example, this rule was valid for cities or states);
  • year of restrictions.

What conclusions follow from the study, where is the highest quality gasoline? According to IFQC analytics, the best quality option is offered in Germany. Second place in the ranking was given to Japan. Several countries took the third place at the same time: it was divided among themselves by Austria, Estonia, Denmark, Hungary, Finland, Sweden. Poland is in 9th position. Ukraine can be seen on line 48 data list provided by IFQC. The quality of gasoline was awarded only 84 places.

e2zds5owThere are noticeable leaps, both positive and negative. The most significant deterioration in the quality of gasoline in the countries of the world is in the United States. This country has lost as many as 35 positions. Russia lost 34 positions, Canada – the same number, Uzbekistan lost 30 positions, and Azerbaijan – 27. The most noticeable improvement in the quality of fuel in Morocco: the country moved in the IFQC rating by 76 positions. The place of Albania increased by 36 positions, Macedonia – by 33, South Korea – by 29, Panama – by 28.

World gasoline quality rating (IFQC, 2009)

number Country number Country
1 Germany 51 Surinam
2 Japan 52 Jordan
3 Austria 53 Belarus
3 Denmark 54 Croatia
3 Estonia 55 China
3 Finland 56 India
3 Hungary 57 Argentina
3 Sweden 58 Egypt
9 Albania 59 Moldova
9 Belgium 59 Uganda
9 Bulgaria 61 Bolivia
9 Cyprus 61 Tanzania
9 Czech Republic 63 Congo
9 France 63 Thailand
9 Greece 65 Iraq
9 Iceland 66 Cameroon
9 Ireland 66 Côte d'Ivoire
9 Israel 66 Georgia
9 Italy 66 Kuwait
9 Latvia 66 Libya
9 Liechtenstein 66 Niger
9 Lithuania 66 Papua New Guinea
9 Luxembourg 73 Indonesia
9 Malta 73 Mali
9 Netherlands 73 Philippines
9 Norway 73 Sierra Leone
9 Poland 73 STEAM
9 Portugal 73 Trinidad and Tobago
9 Romania 79 Vietnam
9 Slovakia 80 Fiji
9 Slovenia 80 Laos
9 South Korea 82 Venezuela
9 Spain 83 Panama
9 Switzerland 84 Russia
9 Britain 85 Serbia
36 Chile 86 Montenegro
37 Armenia 87 Bosnia and Herzegovina
37 Macedonia 88 Uzbekistan
39 Hong Kong 89 Azerbaijan
40 Taiwan 90 Kazakhstan
41 New Zealand 90 Sri Lanka
41 Turkey 90 Tajikistan
43 Morocco 90 Turkmenistan
44 USA 94 Uruguay
45 Canada 95 Colombia
46 Mexico 96 Pakistan
47 United Arab Emirates 97 Brunei
48 Ukraine 98 Ethiopia
49 Australia 98 Oman
50 Qatar 98 Paraguay