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Successful Conversion to Unleaded Gasoline in Thailand

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  • Sayeg, P.
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    The Government of Thailand within a five-year period (1991-95) introduced a series of initiatives that resulted in the elimination of leaded gasoline and reduction of ambient lead by a factor of 10. This report describes the strategies the government employed: educating about the dangers of airborne lead; setting a lower at-pump price for unleaded gasoline; helping the oil companies establish a system to distribute unleaded gasoline throughout the country; conducting monitoring and follow-up studies; and adjusting environmental regulations as necessary to support these policies.

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    Paper provided by World Bank - Technical Papers in its series Papers with number 410.

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    Length: 76 pages
    Date of creation: 1998
    Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:410
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