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IMO 2020 and its Impact on Distillate Markets

April 16, 2019

IMO 2020 and its Impact on Distillate Markets

When the International Maritime Organization (IMO) lowers the maximum allowable sulfur content of marine fuel from 3.5% mass/mass to 0.5% mass/mass on January 1, 2020, distillate markets are likely to become more expensive. However, the impact is likely to be restricted to less than three years, according to a newly released literature review by the Fuels Institute.

New Study Evaluates GHG Emissions from Natural Gas Light Duty Vehicles

October 9, 2015

New Study Evaluates GHG Emissions from Natural Gas Light Duty Vehicles

A recently published analysis by Carnegie Mellon University, evaluating the potential life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from using natural gas to power light-duty vehicles, demonstrates the “uncertainty and variability” of such assessments. The study contributes to the library of studies conducting life cycle analysis of GHG emissions from using natural gas in the transportation sector through multiple pathways.

U.S. Diesel Demand Projected to Decline

February 17, 2015

U.S. Diesel Demand Projected to Decline

A number of factors are coming together that will reduce the demand for diesel fuel moving forward. As technology improves, vehicles become more efficient and their power sources evolve. Electric vehicles, hybrids and natural gas are all changing the country’s demand for diesel.

Report Projects Decline of U.S. Diesel ​Demand After 2015

October 28, 2014

Report Projects Decline of U.S. Diesel ​Demand After 2015

A new report commissioned by the Fuels Institute with funding support from the NATSO Foundation projects that U.S. diesel demand will decline 12.5 percent to 3.5 million barrels per day (MMB/D) in 2030 from a near-term peak of about 4 million MMB/D in 2015.