February 2012

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HP Viewpoint: Clean fuel challenges for refiners

Operating companies are looking to new technology and innovation to provide practical solutions for meeting market demands and creating shareholder value.

With the increased global focus on the environment, there is a great deal of talk about clean fuels today. Clean fuel issues and challenges show up on the news, in politicians’ speeches and debates, and from keynote speakers at industry conferences. Clean fuels is a common topic in magazines, on the Internet and on television. So, it is no surprise that the term “clean fuels” has come to mean different things to people around the world. For the refining industry, “clean fuels” primarily refers to reducing contaminants and volatile components in transportation fuels to meet increasingly stringent fuel-product quality specifications. Refiners must meet these chall

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