leaded petrol


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Noun1.leaded petrol - gasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocksleaded petrol - gasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocks; "combustion of leaded gasoline released lead into the air where it could cause lead poisoning"
gasolene, gasoline, petrol, gas - a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
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The statement emphasised that Namibia is signatory to Paris Agreement and is dealing with the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions against other efforts to combat climate change stating that Namibia has since phased out leaded petrol and is in process to phasing out the high Sulphur diesel as both are classified as harmful.
It's almost 20 years since leaded petrol was banned in the UK to protect children's brains from its damaging effects.
The notorious "pea-souper" fogs of old London town and queues of traffic spewing out leaded petrol fumes may be the stuff of history - but concerns over air pollution survive to this day.
That meant a headache for drivers with pre-1992 cars designed to run on leaded petrol only, as using lead-free would mean engine damage.
In the past 25 years the amount of cars has doubled, but today we use smart cars with green power engines, which use less petrol than the cars we used to use, which used leaded petrol, which is worse for the environment.
The company pioneered the production of sulfur dioxide, leaded petrol, CFCs and, recently, deep-well injection of hazardous waste.
Levels today are about four times higher than before industrialisation, despite the phasing out of leaded petrol and other mitigation efforts.
In South Africa (SA), incremental reductions in the maximum lead content of petrol commenced in 1986, with the use of leaded petrol discontinued in 2006.
All in all, the present Walvis Bay fuel prices for controlled petroleum products will remain unchanged with 93 leaded petrol at N$10.34 per litre, 95 unleaded petrol N$10.47 per litre and diesel remaining N$11.04 per litre.
The Ellesmere Port company, which is the world's only producer of the tetra ethyl lead used in leaded petrol, secured the deal from a group of lenders led by Lloyds TSB.
Cairo University researcher Amal Kinawy exposed three groups of rats to either clean air, vapor from leaded petrol or vapor from unleaded petrol.