Retailers in California will start selling ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel
on Sept. 1 – six weeks before the rest of the country.
While most retailers in other states are complying with a federal
mandate to make the fuel available beginning Oct. 15, California passed its own
regulations requiring a Sept. 1 start-up date.
All retailers in the state will begin selling ultra-low sulfur diesel
on that date.
Ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel contains only 15 parts-per-million of
sulfur – compared to the current 500 parts-per-million.
Once the national conversion is complete, the EPA estimates it will
reduce harmful nitrogen oxide gases by 2.6 million tons per year.