Ecuador to produce cleaner diesel fuel, which means less urban pollution

Ecuador is cleaning up its diesel fuel. According to Ecuador Minister of Hydrocarbons, Carlos Pérez, when upgrades to the Esmeraldas refinery are completed in July, the diesel produced at the facility will have a particulate count of 50 to 60 pollutants per million, down from the current 120, and 350 two years ago. “We will be in the range that is generally considered acceptable internationally for diesel fuel,” says Pérez. “For years, we lacked the technology and the resources to convert to cleaner levels of fuel at the Esmeraldas plant.” Pérez added that the major beneficiaries of the upgrades will…

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