Motiva to convert fuel tanks to meet new sulphur requirements

08 March 2012 23:34  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Motiva Enterprises has plans to converts its high-sulphur diesel heating oil tanks to ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) storage and storage for biodiesel at its Sewaren Terminal in New Jersey, the company said on Thursday.

This is ahead of the deadline requiring all heating oil sold in New York to have sulphur levels no higher than 15 parts per million (ppm) by 1 July. The high-sulphur diesel heating oil has sulphur levels at 2,000 ppm.

“The conversion of the storage at the terminal will allow Sewaren to help meet the rapidly changing needs of heating oil consumers in New York and the rest of the northeast” said the manager of the terminal, Ralph Otis.

Motiva is undertaking a separate project to convert two tanks of heating oil storage to B100 biodiesel at the Sewaran Terminal. This will allow the terminal to allow for more effiicient distribution of biodiesel in the US northeast.

Motiva is applying for the necessary permits and approvals.

The conversion of tankage to ULSD is expected to be completed in the second quarter, and the biodiesel project is expected to be done in the third quarter.

By: Sheena Martin
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