Diesel Fuel

Regulation & Legislation
Distillate Markets

DPF Most Cost-Effective in 'Emerging Markets' - Report

A new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation for the World Bank found that employing diesel particulate filter retrofits in certain “emerging economy” markets can be a more cost-effective “green” strategy than converting fleets to compressed natural gas.

Regulation & Legislation
Distillate Markets

Unanswered Questions in Genoil-O.W. Bunker Fuel Desulfurization Scheme

Alberta-based Genoil will supply its gasification-based “GHU” hydrocracking technology to Denmark-based O.W. Bunker for a proposed refining project in Rotterdam that would produce a 0.1%-sulfur (maximum) marine bunker fuel as required in “emission control areas” including parts of Europe, North America and the Caribbean..

Distillate Markets

IEA Trims 2014 Global Oil Demand Growth Forecast

The International Energy Agency announced in its latest monthly Oil Market Report (released April 11) that it has trimmed slightly its 2014 global oil-demand forecast to 92.7 million barrels per day (bbl/d) – still up 1.3 million bbl/d year-on-year – “reflecting downward adjustments to the projection of Russian demand.”

Transportation

Tougher ‘Euro’ Fuel Standards to Boost China's Exports - Study

China’s gradual adoption of Euro-5 (China-V) fuel standards – 10 parts per million sulfur maximum in diesel and gasoline – and its parallel adoption of relatively tough “Euro” (China-V) vehicle emissions standards inevitably will aid China’s vehicle export ambitions, according to a new study.

Distillate Markets
Distillate Markets

Gasum Awaits Finnish Aid for Proposed LNG Bunkering

Finland-based Gasum Oy announced April 8 that it signed another customer for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply from a proposed port-side LNG bunker-fuels terminal at Pori—but then admitted the entire project depends upon winning Finnish government funds.

Distillate Markets

U.S. Airlines Prod Congress to Support Bio-Based Kero-Jet

Airlines for America (A4A) environmental affairs vice-president Nancy Young told a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on April 8 that Congress must continue supporting bio-based kero-jet development to boost petroleum alternatives and reduce aviation life-cycle greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.

Transportation