Upon the first official license date of Dec. 1 for the new API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel engine oil specifications under the PC-11 (proposed category) umbrella specification, Petro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor business, recently launched a new comprehensive online guide to the new engine oil categories.
Stratas Advisors looked at how crude slate, refinery processing capacity, fuel specification, hydrogen requirement, sulfur removal capacity and refinery fuel specification influences the production and the marine fuel globally.
More than 100 participants from across Asia-Pacific are set to gather together in Tokyo on Nov. 15 as Infineum presents its views on global diesel trends and market developments in the next 25 years at the Japan Fuels Symposium.
Although sulfur reduction remains the most dominant on-road diesel quality issue being addressed by governments and stakeholders globally, other properties such as density, cetane, lubricity, polyaromatics (PAH) and total aromatics are important in determining diesel quality
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a settlement with Detroit Diesel Corp. that resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for selling heavy-duty diesel engines that were not certified by the EPA and did not meet applicable emission standards.