Low-sulfur diesel part of US inventory rise

06/19/2006
US inventories of distillate fuel rose by 1.8 million bbl to 120.7 million bbl in the week ended June 2, with a large increase in ultralow-sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD) more than compensating for a decline in regular diesel as heating oil inched higher, the Energy Information Administration said. That June 7 report indicates that US refiners and transport companies are complying with the Environmental Protection Agency’s June 1 deadline for production of diesel with a maximum sulfur content of 15 ppm, down from 500 ppm previously. The new standard applies initially to 80% of the highway diesel produced by most refiners. Deadlines for ULSD sales are September in California and October el...
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