Topics: Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel (ULSD)

EPA Issues Final Rule Streamlining, Consolidating Existing Gas and Diesel Fuel Programs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that would streamline and consolidate a number of fuel regulations. While much of the final rule is only marginally relevant in practice, the regulation fundamentally alters the RFG /RVP regulatory regime. More

Dispenser Labels and Product Transfer Document Language Changes As ULSD Program Enters Final Phase

Fuel retailers are reminded that effective Oct. 1, only 15 parts per million diesel fuel is allowed for use in highway and non-road vehicles as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) program enters its final phase. The final phase-in eliminates certain regulatory requirements for product transfer document language as well as dispenser labels for 500 ppm diesel fuel. More

Enterprise TE Pipeline To Stop Interstate Distillates Shipping

Despite protests from a host of petroleum marketers including NATSO, Enterprise TEPPCO is expected to halt interstate ULSD on its pipeline in late July, according to OPIS. More

FERC Declines to Delay TEPPCO Halt of ULSD Shipments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has declined to intervene in Enterprise TEPPCO's decision to eliminate ULSD and jet fuel shipments in their pipeline effective July 1, 2013. In addition to NATSO and four other petroleum marketing associations, a wide range of interests participated in the protest, including airlines, trucking companies, associations, terminal operators and agricultural cooperative. Members of Congress and the Arkansas Attorney General also weighed in with the commission. More

EPA Proposes Adding Fuels Made From Landfill Biogas to Renewable Fuel Standard

A proposed U.S. EPA rule would greatly expand the number of advanced fuels that would be eligible to generate RINs. Responding to petitions from renewable fuel producers, EPA has proposed allowing renewable diesel, renewable naphtha, and renewable electricity (used in electric vehicles) produced from landfill gas to generate RINs under the federal renewable fuel standard. Also proposed to generate RINs are renewable compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas produced from landfill biogas. To be eligible, the landfill biogas must produce 60 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle as compared to gasoline. More

EPA's Tier 3 Rule Eliminates Pump Labeling Requirement

The EPA's new proposed regulation to reduce the sulfur content of gasoline also proposes to remove the dispenser label requirement for diesel fuel pumps dispensing 15 ppm ultra-low sulfur diesel beginning Dec. 1, 2014. More

EPA Moves Forward With Tier 3 Rule to Reduce Sulfur in Gasoline

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will move forward with its Tier 3 rule that will limit the amount of sulfur in U.S. gasoline by two-thirds and impose fleetwide pollution limits on new vehicles by 2017. EPA aims to reduce the allowable sulfur content in gasoline from 30 parts per million to 10 ppm. More

Court of Appeals Hears Arguments Against California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

A three-justice panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of California’s “Low Carbon Fuel Standard,” a piece of the state’s landmark global warming law, AB 32. More

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. More

Accelerated Corrosion in ULSD UST Systems Linked to Acetic Acid

New study finds corrosion is likely due to the dispersal of acetic acid though the UST. More

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