Diesel Fuel

Distillate Markets
Distillate Markets
Distillate Markets
Distillate Markets

Light-Crude Flood Survival Tips, Part I

As light crude oil disseminates throughout the U.S., refiners are faced with processing a wide range of blended crudes, foreign companies are forced to develop operations strategies in light of this supply and exporting processed condensates becomes a viable alternative.

Regulation & Legislation

Railyard Diesel Exhaust Not ‘Solid Waste'

The U.S. Appeals Court for the Ninth Circuit on August 20 upheld a lower court ruling that rejected a lawsuit brought by “greens” claiming that railyards should be hit by “solid waste” regulations for their diesel particulate matter emissions.

Regulation & Legislation

Bosch Refutes Euro-6 Diesel-Car Low Efficiency

A new analysis by automotive components giant Bosch contradicts a recent claim by “green” advocates that upcoming Euro-6 diesel cars mostly will employ relatively low-efficiency exhaust gas recirculation for cutting nitrogen oxides emissions.

Transportation

LNG Ships Only ‘Slightly’ Cut Net GHGs

A new study by University of Delaware and the Rochester Institute of Technology for the U.S. Maritime Administration finds that ships running on LNG instead of conventional bunker fuels only would cut net greenhouse gas emissions “slightly.”

Transportation
Technology
Technology

Heavy-Duty Tractor Fuel Savings From Volvo

Volvo Trucks announced August 14 that its 2016 model-year “VN” heavy-duty highway tractors will feature aerodynamic improvements delivering up-to 3.5% better fuel efficiency, while a new “XE-Adaptive” gearing and torque management option could add another 2.5% savings.