Low-Sulfur diesel

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Low-Sulfur diesel

Post by patsteven71 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:45 pm

Now that low-sulfur diesel fuel is being produced for ON-ROAD vehicles such as trucks and transit buses, and is required to be in all U.S. gas stations by October 1, 2006, are any commuter railroads planning on using low-sulfur diesel? Low-sulfur diesel is not required to be used in locomotives, but I'm wondering if any commuter railroads will be making the switch?

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Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:34 pm

Most railroads do not use Diesel as in trucks but use Home heating oil and it still has Sulfur in it.
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Post by octr202 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:04 am

MBTA I believe converted to either low or ultra low sulfur diesel recently as part of an agrement over overall vehicle emissions.

They supposedly have been using ULSD in buses for a while too despite it not being required at the time.
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Re: Low-Sulfur diesel

Post by BigRock » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:36 am

Just to clarify, it is Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel that is the new standard. We already had Low Sulfur Diesel for years.

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