EPA To Reconsider Rule On Marine Diesel Sulfur Levels

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT) -- In a proposed settlement announced Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to reconsider a Clean Air Act rule that would have ended the production of marine diesel fuel that contains 500 parts per million of sulfur.

If finalized, the agreement will settle a review petition filed by several refiners of transmix, a mixture of different fuels that is a byproduct of pipeline transportation. Refiners separate the transmix, short for “transportation mixture,” back into individual fuels, including diesel fuels used in ocean-going ships.

The refiners...
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