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Indian Oil, HPCL 1Q FY 2015 Profits Improve Y-o-Y

State-owned Indian Oil Co. announced August 12 that its first-quarter (1Q) fiscal year (FY) 2015 net profit rose to Rs. 2,523 crore (US$411 million), up from a net loss of Rs. 3,093 crore (US$504 million) in 1Q FY 2014.

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Hydrogen Unit Idled at Neste Porvoo Refinery

Neste Oil Corp. has idled a hydrogen-production unit for repairs at its 205,000 barrel-per-day Porvoo refinery in the Kilpilahti Industrial Area, about 20 miles east of Helsinki, Finland.

Transportation
Regulation & Legislation

U.S. EPA Alters Urea-SCR Refill Rule for Diesels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in the August 8 Federal Register a new rule that will force diesel engine makers to debut urea-selective catalytic reduction systems with mandatory urea (also known as diesel exhaust fluid, or “DEF”) refill schedules.

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Greens to Sue U.S. EPA Over Aviation GHGs

“Green” advocacy groups Earthjustice, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth announced August 5 that they filed a “notice of intent to sue” since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to take action to slash aviation greenhouse gas emissions.

Regulation & Legislation

CFA: Diesel Truck, Bus Fuel-Economy Limits Cost-Effective

The Consumer Federation of America told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an August 8 letter and related study that tougher fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide standards on diesel trucks and buses would be cost-effective.

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