July 2014


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In response to new legislation, refiners around the world are implementing operational and processing changes to reduce sulfur levels in their transportation fuels.

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Around the world, legislation mandating decreased emissions and lower levels of airborne pollutants is coming into effect. In response, refiners are implementing operational and processing changes to reduce sulfur levels in transportation fuels. Notable clean fuels projects are already being constructed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. To comply with mandatory sulfur specifications for gasoline and diesel between 2013 and 2016, Saudi Arabia plans to spend billions of dollars to construct multiple clean fuels projects. Saudi Arabia is seeking to reduce sulfur content in diesel and gasoline to 10 parts per million (ppm), and to lower benzene content in gasoline to 1%. Kuwait National Petroleum Co

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