EUROPEAN REFINERS PRESS SULFUR CAMPAIGN
Western European refineries have made major advances in handling sulfur, says a report by Concawe, the oil industry's European organization for environmental health and protection. Sulfur in products sold for combustion from 83 refineries that account for most of western European crude oil throughput fell by 62% during 1979-89, a Concawe survey shows. In 1979-85 sulfur in crude oil feedstock fell to 0.98 wt % from 1.45 wt %. It then increased to 1.1 wt % in 1989.