July 2005

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Environmental standards in India: new constraints pressure refiners

Environmental issues are receiving growing awareness in India. This has translated into that nation developing a policy framework through regulations, as well as implementing international standards t..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Environmental issues are receiving growing awareness in India. This has translated into that nation developing a policy framework through regulations, as well as implementing international standards to prevent pollution. Air pollution has become a particular source of concern for Indian authorities, according to a recent analysis from FACTS, Inc. (www.FACTSinc.net). Increased vehicular traffic, a rising population, urbanization and industrialization are identified as the main causes. Vehicle emissions are one of the major sources of air pollution in India. The country's vehicular population is over 65 million and has grown rapidly – at a rate of 14% during 2003 – 04. This

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