March 2013

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HP Boxscore Construction Analysis: Saudi Arabia’s plan for near-zero-sulfur fuels

To comply with mandatory sulfur specifications for gasoline and diesel from 2013 to 2016, Saudi Arabia is spending billions of dollars to construct multiple clean-fuel projects.

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

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. To comply with mandatory sulfur specifications for gasoline and diesel between 2013 and 2016, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plans to spend billions of dollars to construct multiple clean-fuel projects. Saudi Arabia has adopted European standards for fuel quality, as Europe has been the frontrunner on regulations for low-sulfur, “clean” transportation fuels. Clean-fuel goals Saudi Arabia is seeking to reduce sulfur content in diesel and

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