The European Commission announced April 20 that the European Union will defer until 2013 a decision on a proposal (EU Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC) to assign pollution ratings to different transportation fuels, including those derived from Canadian oil sands. The proposal would label crude oil produced from oil sands 22.3 percent more greenhouse gas intensive than average crude, frustrating the Canadian government, which has accused the EU of discriminating against Canadian oil.