Diesel Fuel

Distillate Markets
Distillate Markets

‘Diamond Green Diesel’ Wins CARB Nod

The staff of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on April 14 recommended approval of a new greenhouse-gas (GHG) calculation for used cooking oil feedstock for the 10,000 barrel-per-day Valero/Darling International “Diamond Green Diesel” (DGD) joint-venture plant in Louisiana.

Regulation & Legislation
Distillate Markets
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..

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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.

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