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Fuels and Refining

Every day, U.S. refiners are working hard to develop new solutions that provide the fuels needed to get American people and their products from point A to point B, all while lowering emissions and improving air quality.

Thanks to industry-led innovations, today’s vehicles are roughly 99% cleaner for common pollutants, when compared to 1970 models. In fact, between 1980-2015 the air quality in U.S. cities improved significantly, despite a more than 100% increase in vehicle miles traveled.

Thanks to industry-led innovations, today’s vehicles are roughly 99% cleaner for common pollutants, when compared to 1970 models

Cleaner fuel technologies aren’t limited to cars, trucks and SUVs. When the International Maritime Organization announced updated marine fuel standards beginning in 2020, American refiners quickly rose to the challenge. Today, they are well-positioned to begin supplying fuel that will reduce sulphur emissions by over 80%.

U.S. fuel refiners are committed to meeting the consumer and commercial demands for clean, reliable and affordable transportation fuels – whether on land or at sea.


The following pages provide details on refining processes and fuels.

Refineries

How a refinery works and guidelines for their operation

Fuels (Gasoline, Diesel and Heating Oil)

Gasoline price information and guidelines for its production, diesel prices, pump labels and weekly update on the diesel market and consumer information about home heating oil.