US refiners on target to meet low-sulfur highway diesel rules

Refiners are on target to supply federally mandated low-sulfur highway diesel fuel in the next 4-6 years, the US Environmental Protection Agency said Oct. 30. The agency recently analyzed industry data tracking compliance."EPA's clean diesel standards are an important reason Americans can expect air quality to continue to improve in the years ahead," said Jeff Holmstead, EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation.Under EPA's January 2001 rule, any refiner or importer planning to produce or import highway diesel fuel in 2006-10 is required to submit a "precompliance report" to EPA. The reports are due annually from June 2003 through 2005 and must contain information that inc...

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