Refiners face challenges in commercializing clean fuels

Although refiners in the US will have to produce both ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) and ultralow-sulfur gasoline (ULSG) in less than a year, they face a number of challenges in commercializing these clean fuels. Some challenges in the supply, distribution, and production of ULSG and ULSD are known, but others will not be apparent until the fuels are actually produced and used by the consumer.In commercializing clean fuels, refiners will require:• Systems to handle clean fuels.• Consistent production regulatory requirements.• Product quality.• Mitigation of production delays due to unforeseen events.• Imports of diesel.• State-of-the-art technology...

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