October 2012

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New fuel standards in the USThe US government recently finalized standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025. When combine..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New fuel standards in the US The US government recently finalized standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025. When combined with previous standards, this move will nearly double the fuel efficiency of those vehicles compared to new vehicles currently on the road. In total, the program to improve fuel economy is expected to reduce US oil consumption by 12 billion barrels. The standards issued by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) build on the previously issued standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2011–2016. Those standards raised average f

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