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QUESTION: Is Cuba is still a user of unleaded gasoline? - 22 May 2007 Australia

First, thank you for your work.

Second, on your list of countries that still have leaded gas, I believe Cuba is still a user of leaded gas. I did not see that on the list.

Thanks again,




From: Alex

To: The LEAD Group

Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 1:55 PM

Subject: RE: If Cuba is still a user of unleaded gasoline

Thank you for clarifying!

It's sad that Cuba continues to use leaded gas, when in fact, unleaded will work just fine even with those old cars.

Continue doing the fine work you're doing!


ANSWER: 07 Jul 2007

Dear Mr Eckelberry,

Thanks for your enquiry and our apologies for not having replied sooner owing to limited resources at the time.
Thanks for bringing out the matter of Cuba. We're going to request our Webmaster to make the necessary adjustment.
The following report is available in our library: International Fuel Quality Center SPECIAL REPORT: GLOBAL CURRENT STATUS OF GASOLINE LEAD PHASE-OUT May 24, 2007, Source World Bank and IFQC, 2007
From it we quote: "In the Americas, Cuba is the only country still using lead with no announced plans for phase-out because of its old car park". Also "Table 2 summarizes the lead phase-out activity in the Americas showing Cuba, the only lead-user highlighted in gray".
I hope this now clarifies the position.

Kindly let us know if there is any other way we can assist.

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick M. Muraguri

Volunteer Research and Information Officer

Update: Countries where Leaded Petrol is Possibly Still Sold for Road Use As at 17th June 2011 and PCFV Lead Matrix, (phase-out of leaded gasoline /petrol) Links by Region and Date

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