Diesel Fuel

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Transportation

Diesel-Cleanup Funds Awarded in Massachusetts, Puerto Rico

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 12 a grant of $495,000 to fund two marine-diesel emissions cleanup projects in Massachusetts and a separate $208,000 grant for diesel emissions retrofits at Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority. 

Regulation & Legislation

U.S. Coast Guard to Enforce Low-Sulfur Bunkers Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Nov. 18 in its “Maritime Commons” news blog that it will work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that ships operating in North American and U.S. Caribbean waters comply with low-sulfur bunker limits starting Jan. 1, 2015.

Fuels

Jindal Reportedly Shelves Proposed CTL Diesel Project

Jindal Steel and Power’s proposed $11 billion, 80,000 barrel-per-day, coal-to-liquids (CTL) diesel project in India (see Hart Energy’s DownstreamBusiness.com on 01/24/2012) has been shelved, according to a Reuters report.

Regulation & Legislation

EU Confirms Deal on Ship CO2 Emissions

The Council of the European Union (EU) announced Nov. 26 that an EU-wide “Permanent Representatives Committee” has confirmed an agreement with the European Parliament on new EU rules for monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from ships.

Distillate Markets

Singapore Supplies Continue Despite OW Bunker Bankruptcy

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) announced Nov. 14 that following discussions with some 50 of its 475 member companies at a forum organized by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) that bunker supplies haven’t been cut-off following the OW Bunker bankruptcy.

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