May 17, 2017

Counting the Top 100 Countries for Gasoline Sulfur Rankings

Stratas Advisors

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Key Points

  • EU continues to dominate the Top 40;
  • Armenia, China, Georgia and Macau enter the top 50 to share the same rank at 45th place due to implementation of 10 ppm sulfur gasoline since January 2017;
  • Macau jumped the farthest by 71 places to rank at 45th, followed by Suriname with 32 places to rank at 49th and Iraq with 31 places to rank at 68th;
  • Gabon was newly added to the Top 100 ranking for the first time entering at 81st place with a max sulfur limit of 250 ppm;
  • Five countries of Sierra Leone, Trinidad & Tobago, Indonesia, Mali and Mongolia share the last place at 96th with a sulfur limit of 500 ppm max; and
  • Several countries to move to 50 ppm and below in 2017-2018.

2017 Top 100 Gasoline Sulfur Ranking 

Rank Country/ Region Rank Country/ Region
1 Germany 0 50 Chile -6
2 Japan 0 51 Uruguay -6
3 Austria 0 52 Mayotte -5
Denmark 0 53 Ukraine -3
Estonia 0 Bosnia & Herzegovina 11
Finland 0 55 New Zealand -4
Hungary 0 56 Morocco -4
Sweden 0 New Caledonia -4
9 Albania 0 58 Thailand -4
Belgium 0 # Iran, Select Cities  
Bulgaria 0 59 Singapore -4
Cyprus 0 60 Brazil -4
Czech Republic 0 61 Philippines -4
France 0 62 India 5
Greece 0 63 Bhutan* 8
Iceland 0 64 United States -5
Ireland 0 65 Canada -5
Israel 0 66 Mexico -5
Italy 0 67 United Arab Emirates -4
Latvia 0 68 Iraq* 31
Liechtenstein 0 69 Algeria* -7
Lithuania 0 70 Australia -4
Luxembourg 0 71 Argentina -3
Malta 0 72 Libya* -2
Netherlands 0 73 Uganda -1
Norway 0 Rwanda -1
Poland 0 Jordan -1
Portugal 0 Tanzania -1
Romania 0 77 Côte D'Ivoire -1
Slovakia 0 Kenya -1
Slovenia 0 79 Seychelles -1
South Korea 0 80 Gabon NEW
Spain 0 81 Qatar -2
Switzerland 0 82 Paraguay -13
United Kingdom 0 83 Colombia -3
36 Turkey 0 84 Sudan -2
Macedonia 0 85 Moldova -2
38 Hong Kong 0 Kuwait -2
39 Croatia 0 87 Azerbaijan -2
Montenegro 0 88 Malaysia -2
41 Taiwan 0 89 Vietnam -31
42 Serbia 0 90 Congo -3
43 Belarus 0 91 Egypt -3
Russia 5 92 Bolivia -3
45 Armenia 10 93 Cameroon -3
China 1 Niger -3
Georgia 3 Papua New Guinea -3
Macau 71 96 Sierra Leone -3
49 Suriname 32 Trinidad & Tobago* -3
Indonesia -3
Mali -3
Mongolia -3

Note:

# Not actually included in ranking; highlighted for significant achievement.

* Best ranking based on available information.

Source: Stratas Advisors, May 2017

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