March 2014

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HP Global: Africa’s drive to a clean fuel regime

The challenges facing Africa’s drive to a clean fuel regime are captured by a success story in South Africa and a heartbreaking tale in Kenya, with both countries striving to achieve low-sulfur (..

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

The challenges facing Africa’s drive to a clean fuel regime are captured by a success story in South Africa and a heartbreaking tale in Kenya, with both countries striving to achieve low-sulfur (LS) diesel and clean vehicles in the short term. South Africa’s efforts to achieve LS diesel status received a major boost recently when Sasol introduced the country’s lowest-sulfur diesel in the market. This happened at a time when Kenya, Eastern Africa’s largest economy, announced the collapse of a plan to upgrade Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd. (KPRL)—the region’s largest oil refinery—dashing hopes of processing the LS diesel and quality fuel products to meet ri

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