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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)

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