Imperial marks completion of move to low-sulfur gasoline production
TORONTO, ONT-Imperial Oil last week announced that it is officially producing low-sulfur gasoline at all its refineries across Canada. The achievement represents an investment of more than $600 million, as well as 18 months of construction and the efforts of more than 2,000 people in order to reduce the sulfur content of its gasoline by over 90% to 30 parts per million (ppm), more than a year ahead of government regulations. Federal regulations require sulfur levels in gasoline to be reduced to an average of 30 ppm by January 1, 2005. "We are very pleased to now be producing low-sulfur gasoline across the country," said Brian Fischer, Imperial Oil senior vice-president, products and chemicals, at an event held in Toronto last week to mark the achievement. on meeting this milestone. Imperial's XXX refinery was the latest facility to begin producing low-sulfur gasoline (ELW XXX).