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How German refiners sped up clean fuels rules to save their heating oil business

10.01.2010  |  Wright, Tim L.,  HP, Sweden

Keywords: [fuel oil] [sulfur] [heat transfer] [environment]

European refiners are nearing the end of a decade of rapid change—some might say a revolution—in fuel specifications. For road fuels, at least, sulfur levels have gone from being a political football in a long, goal-less match, to being simply a thing of the past. In heating oil, and especially in marine fuels, things have been slower. But rather than make a reactionary stand against progress, refiners here decided to borrow lessons from the red/green European Union (EU) politics of the late 1990s to speed things up.

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