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Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Council Directive 93/12/EEC

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[F1Article 2 U.K. Definitions

For the purposes of this Directive:

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petrol means any volatile mineral oil intended for the operation of internal combustion positive-ignition engines for the propulsion of vehicles and falling within CN codes 2710 11 41 , 2710 11 45 , 2710 11 49 , 2710 11 51 and 2710 11 59 (1) ;

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diesel fuels means gas oils falling within CN code 2710 19 41 (1) and used for self-propelling vehicles as referred to in Directive 70/220/EEC and Directive 88/77/EEC;

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[F2gas oils intended for use by non-road mobile machinery (including inland waterway vessels), agricultural and forestry tractors, and recreational craft means any petroleum-derived liquid, falling within CN codes 2710 19 41 and 2710 19 45 (2) , intended for use in compression ignition engines referred to in Directives 94/25/EC (3) , 97/68/EC (4) and 2000/25/EC (5) ;]

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outermost regions means France with regard to the French overseas departments, Portugal with regard to the Azores and Madeira, and Spain with regard to the Canary Islands [F2;]

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[F3 Member States with low ambient summer temperatures means Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and the United Kingdom;

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life cycle greenhouse gas emissions means all net emissions of CO 2 , CH 4 and N 2 O that can be assigned to the fuel (including any blended components) or energy supplied. This includes all relevant stages from extraction or cultivation, including land-use changes, transport and distribution, processing and combustion, irrespective of where those emissions occur;

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greenhouse gas emissions per unit of energy means the total mass of CO 2 equivalent greenhouse gas emissions associated with the fuel or energy supplied, divided by the total energy content of the fuel or energy supplied (for fuel, expressed as its low heating value);

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supplier means the entity responsible for passing fuel or energy through an excise duty point or, if no excise is due, any other relevant entity designated by a Member State;

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biofuels has the same meaning as in Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (6) [F4;] ]

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[F5 renewable liquid and gaseous transport fuels of non-biological origin means liquid or gaseous fuels other than biofuels whose energy content comes from renewable energy sources other than biomass, and which are used in transport;

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starch-rich crops means crops comprising mainly cereals (regardless of whether only the grains are used or the whole plant, such as in the case of green maize, is used), tubers and root crops (such as potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes, cassava and yams), and corm crops (such as taro and cocoyam);

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low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels means biofuels, the feedstocks of which were produced within schemes which reduce the displacement of production for purposes other than for making biofuels and which were produced in accordance with the sustainability criteria for biofuels set out in Article 7b;

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processing residue means a substance that is not the end product(s) that a production process directly seeks to produce; it is not a primary aim of the production process and the process has not been deliberately modified to produce it;

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agricultural, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry residues means residues that are directly generated by agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry; they do not include residues from related industries or processing.] ]

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