February 2002

Special Report: Clean Fuels

What does it take to meet the clean fuels challenge?

Refiners will use more tools other than technology to process clean fuels and be profitable

The clean fuels challenge is like no other faced by the refining industry. It has the potential to be very costly, is extremely complex, cannot be solved by technology alone and will require substantial changes in culture, work process and enterprise management. Meeting this challenge will require taking a new approach to operations and maintenance, enterprise management, and the less tangible challenges posed by organizational and people issues. Complex situation. The problems associated with clean fuels are both complex and diverse-from the regulations themselves, covering gasoline and onroad diesel sulfur, toxics antibacksliding, MTBE phase-out and offroad diesel sulfur-to

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