API largely endorses pending EPA low sulfur diesel plan

Industry generally endorses a pending US Environmental Protection Agency proposal that will reduce most nonroad diesel sulfur levels to 15 ppm by mid-2010, the American Petroleum Institute said June 12.EPA in April proposed a new rule that limits sulfur content in nonroad diesel to a maximum 500 ppm by mid-2007 with the stricter 15 ppm standard phased in 3 years later. The agency considered but rejected a plan requiring all nonroad diesel fuel to contain 15 ppm sulfur or less by 2008 (OGJ Online, Apr. 16, 2003).Refiners, engine makers, state regulators, and most environmental groups largely support the proposal, although the agency may revamp the compliance portions of the rule, industry ...

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