May 2000

Feedstocks, Products, and Terminals

EU environmental laws impact fuels’ requirements

European refiners will have to make adjustments and investments to meet 2000/2005 "clean" gasoline and diesel specifications

Venner, S. G., Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions

Due to new environmental legislation, Western European refiners will be required to make significant processing changes. Although most refiners will not have a serious problem meeting the 2000 requirements, significant investment will be needed to attain 2005 standards for gasoline and diesel. Current refinery configuration in Western Europe does not support the production of the product slate demanded by local markets. The presented outlook summarizes the factors affecting the European refining industry; they include: crude oil and refined product supply/demand, global competition, EU auto 2000 and 2005 legislation, imp

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