Pipeline engagement eases move to ULSD

Active participation by the US pipeline industry in the transition to the use of ultralow-sulfur diesel (ULSD) has helped the change occur smoothly. The pipeline industry participated in the development of regulations governing ULSD, establishing a designate-and-track procedure to ensure sulfur-content requirements of 15 ppm are met when the material is sold following transportation.Designate-and-track is a system designed to designate the classifications of distillate flowing through the US pipeline system and track the progress of various batches thus designated.BackgroundThe initial question regarding the pipeline transition to ULSD could best be characterized as “can the product...

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