Leaded petrol is on its way out in Mozambique under the terms of an international agreement to use only the less polluting unleaded variety. The country stopped importing leaded fuel in January this year and the remaining reserves are now being diluted with unleaded petrol. The phase-out should be complete by the end of March, three months after the original deadline of 1 January. The move follows a commitment made by all Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries in 2002 to phase out the use of leaded petrol by the end of 2005.
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