Main Article Content
The article is devoted to the analysis and environmental assessment of changes in the regulatory and technical documentation governing the quality of motor fuel in Russia. The quality of motor fuel is understood as a large set of parameters that determine the efficiency and safety of its use for its intended purpose. Ecological safety is revealed as an important component of quality, which is closely connected with other motor characteristics of fuel. The data is analyzed on the influence of additives, supplements and hydrocarbon composition, that is everything that determines the quality of motor fuel and the level of its environmental hazard. The significant role of the environmental component in the development of requirements for the quality of motor fuel has been established and a retrospective has been defined in improving the regulatory and technical control of this issue. A comparison of Russian peculiarities and their connection with global environmental trends in the development of requirements for the quality of motor fuel are provided. The ecological effect of the improvement of the Russian regulatory and technical documentation in terms of the quality of motor fuel has been evaluated.