The Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) in conjunction with petrol manufacturing and importing member companies have agreed to amend the colour range specification of all unleaded petrol grades (excluding Low Aromatic Fuel used in regulated communities) through the removal of dye. This will harmonise petrol manufactured in Australia with international practices and trading markets, where petrol grades are not dyed. This change will not have any impact on the fuel’s quality and performance, as dye is added purely for aesthetic reasons. Nor will the change impact on compliance with Federal and State government fuel quality standards or other legislation. We expect this change to commence on 1 August 2021 and the transition to all grades being undyed will take up to 12 months. Following the removal of dye, the new colour range specification for all petrol grades will be ‘Colourless through to Yellow’ (compared to ‘Pale Yellow to Yellow’ currently).
30 Jul 2021