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The Price of Fuel and Ill-Conceived Policies

crude oil  department of the interior  diesel  diesel fuel  domestic energy  energy policy  fuel  fuel prices  gas prices  gasoline  gasoline prices  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling moratorium  oil demand  prices  ulsd  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 30, 2010

Gasoline prices rose to their highest level in the past two years yesterday. According to AAA, the average price of gasoline climbed one penny Dec. 29 to $3.071 per gallon. This is the highest level since October 15, 2008, when the average price of gasoline reached $3.084. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 122 A Milestone for ULSD Fuel

air quality  diesel  emissions  energy policy  environmental protection agency  fuel  gasoline  refinery  ulsd  vehicle  highway travel  oil industry tax rate  truck  ultra low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 23, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Patrick Kelly, API's policy advisor for downstream fuels issues, about the completion of the transition from low sulfur diesel to Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel for highway travel.

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Changes In Store for Heating Oil

air quality  biodiesel  biofuels  department of energy  domestic energy  energy policy  fuel blends  heating oil  over regulation  refiners  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 27, 2010

Changes are planned for heating oil in the Northeast. In the region of the country where the preponderance of heating oil customers are located, several states are reducing the amount of sulfur allowed in the fuel. 

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Diesel Vehicles Cleaner Than Ever

air quality  diesel  diesel vehicles  domestic energy  efficiency  emissions  energy policy  environmental protection agency  fuel  gasoline  technology innovation  ultra-low sulfur diesel  clean diesel  diesel exhaust fluid  emission requirements  trucks  ulsd diesel cars 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 25, 2010

Did you know that today's diesel-powered light-duty vehicles must meet the same stringent emission requirements as gasoline-powered models? 

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Gasoline Production at Record Levels

api monthly statistics report  crude oil  crude oil production  diesel fuel  domestic energy  energy reality  gasoline  gasoline demand  gasoline production  refineries  ulsd  ultra-low sulfur diesel  distillate demand  refinery gasoline production  us crude oil production 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 21, 2010

API reported today that April gasoline production climbed to 9.1 million barrels per day, which is the highest level ever for April and second highest level for any month on record, according to the Monthly Statistical Report.

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Economic Indicators: Diesel Demand and Jobs

diesel  domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  ultra low-sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 22, 2010

Economists use several statistical indicators, including the consumption of diesel fuel, to monitor the state of the economy. Therefore, last month's sharp drop in demand for Ultra Low-Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel was cause for concern. 

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More Stringent Ozone Standard Unjustified

air quality  emissions  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ozone  ulsd  ultra-low sulfur diesel  ozone pollution standard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 3, 2010

In testimony delivered in Houston yesterday, API's Policy Advisor Ten Steichen told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its proposed new ozone pollution standard would exact significant costs on consumers, jobs and the economy without providing commensurate benefits.

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Clean Diesel in Your Tank

air quality  environmental protection agency  epa  fuel  gasoline  ulsd  ultra low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2010

The most massive fuel transition ever attempted in the United States has been occurring quite smoothly over the past few years without so much as a hiccup. It is the slow and steady movement from Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel that started in 2006 and will continue through 2014.

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Airing the Truth

air quality  emissions  energy  epa  over regulation  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2009

There's no doubt about it--the air is much cleaner today than it was a few years ago. The City of Los Angeles is no longer engulfed in a brown haze; the air in the Ohio Valley now has a crisp, clean smell; and Milwaukee residents are breathing easier than ever before.

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