July 2000

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Impacts on viability of U.S. refineries

A recent study by the National Petroleum Council (NPC) assesses what government policies and actions would affect both petroleum product supply and the continuing viability of U.S. refineries. In a dr..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A recent study by the National Petroleum Council (NPC) assesses what government policies and actions would affect both petroleum product supply and the continuing viability of U.S. refineries. In a draft report, the NPC examines the potential impact of possible changes to product specifications that might be mandated by government agencies. History. On Dec. 21, 1999, the EPA issued the Tier 2 Rule, which requires a reduction in the sulfur content of most domestic gasoline to 30 ppm average from 2004 - 2006. On March 20, 2000, the EPA proposed Congressional and regulatory action to significantly reduce or eliminate the use of MTBE gasoline, including replacement of the 1990 Clean Air Act

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