Gas stations across the country are serving a new ultra-clean diesel fuel with 97 percent less sulfur than the old formulation it replaces. Thanks to the delivery of the new fuel over the past week, most gas stations across the country are ready to serve the fuel as of Sunday the 15th of this month. Benefits of the cleaner diesel include a reduction in soot emissions of 10 percent, while the next generation of diesel powered vehicles should cut emissions by up to 95 percent according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Starting from the January 1st of next year, all diesel engines sold in the US will have to meet the latest emissions standards. Experts are hoping that the popularity of diesels utilizing the new fuel will increase, especially for pickup trucks and delivery vehicles that are roughly 30 percent more efficient than current fleets and with similar reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.