PARTICULATE MATTER REDUCTIONS POSE CHALLENGE FOR OIL INDUSTRY

BY DEIRDRE MASON

OIL-REFINING and transport industries operating within the European Union (EU) will be under further pressure to produce cleaner fuels and less polluting vehicles through a new air quality directive setting strict limits for ultra-fine PM 2.5 particulate matter in air. This is the first time these tiny, health-damaging particles have had specific limits in the EU; the directive comes into effect in May 2010. It will have considerable implications for the air and shipping industries as well as road transport. Under the new directive, ...


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