By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 9 -- Statoil ASA's new 400 million kroner diesel oil unit at its Kalundborg refinery near Copenhagen is 3 months ahead of schedule in delivering diesel with virtually no sulfur content. Kalundborg diesel already has a marked reduction in soot emissions. With the new unit, diesel sulfur content cut by 80%, to just 0.001% from 0.005%, exceeding the European Union requirements set to become standard in 2005.
"We expect to produce about 1 million tonnes of sulfur-free diesel annually," said John Berg, vice-president of the Kalundborg refinery. "Initially we will sell the product to the German market."
Next year, Statoil's Mongstad refinery near Bergen also will be upgraded to produce gasoline and diesel oil with virtually no sulfur content.