Natso may seek EPA 'flexibility'

| 8/28/2006

The organization that represents truck stops and travel plazas may ask the Feds for some wiggle room when many retailers begin selling ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel on Oct 15.

A Natso spokeswoman, Mindy Long, notes that the diesel fuel is supposed to contain only 15-parts-per-million or 15 ppm of sulfur. She said while refiners may be able to achieve 15 ppm, retailers who may still have higher sulfur residue in their tanks may need some flexibility.

Long told “Land Line Now” on XM Satellite Radio that if Natso does end up asking the EPA for a variance, it will probably be a request to be able to add a few parts-per-million above the 15 ppm target.

– By Reed Black, staff reporter