Delta Petroleum launches environment-friendly Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel
In its continuous drive to provide quality products and service to its growing customer base, Delta Petroleum Ltd. Has recently launched a new diesel product called the Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD).
The new product was launched at the Passa Service Station in Tortola, BVI.
Delta’s Regional General Manager (RGM) Mr. Bevis Sylvester stated that his company remains committed and dedicated to both customer satisfaction and environmental protection and conservation.
“Our company remains committed to community enhancement, while, at the same time, achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction. One of our primary objectives is to ensure that our customers get all the benefits that can be derived from our products and services,” Sylvester said.
The RGM disclosed that for one month the ULSD would be sold at the same price of the regular diesel, noting that Delta Petroleum was able to make the cost affordable because of the company’s forward thinking and strategic management systems.
Sylvester noted that competitors were very critical of his company’s decision to use the ULSD, but he is more than happy to be part of Delta’s philosophy and longstanding practice of protecting the environment.
He declared that Delta Petroleum remains firm in its approach towards environmental protection, through initiatives that seek to meet the company’s development goals.
“In this new era of climate change and global warming, we at Delta Petroleum are all working towards preserving and protecting the environment, as we are cognizant of the importance of minimising environmental threats,” Sylvester said.
Sylvester explained that although petroleum-based ULSD is not an alternative fuel, it provides important environmental and fuel-saving benefits. It enables the use of advanced emission control technologies on light and heavy-duty diesel vehicles, helps in the removal of pollution from more than 90% of today’s trucks and buses, and it will also help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Additionally, the RGM said that it enables the use of catalytic converters and particulate traps that nearly eliminate emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM), pollutants that are linked to serious health problems.
He also said that it allows emission reductions from use of Clean Diesel (ULSD combined with advanced emission control technologies) will be equivalent to removing the pollution from more than 90% of today’s trucks and buses, when the current heavy-duty vehicle fleet has been completely replaced in 2030.
He further said that the ULSD would enable light-duty diesel vehicles to meet the same strict emissions standards as light-duty gasoline vehicles, and that diesel engines are 20-40% more efficient than comparable gasoline engines.
He claimed that with all the benefits that could be gained from using USLD, more diesel-fuelled vehicles are likely to be on the roads, and this would result in reduced US petroleum use and greenhouse gas emission.
Sylvester pointed out that the USLD uses existing fueling infrastructure and works with existing engine and vehicle technologies. “Inherently,” he declared, “ultra-low sulfur provides additional environmental and economic benefits.”
The RGM expressed the view that once he continues to focus on the health, safety and preservation of the younger and future generations, the only way forward would be to preserve the environment.
He reaffirmed his company’s commitment to continue in its efforts to protect the environment, adding that Delta Petroleum believes that the environment and public should be protected and safe guarded at all times.
“We are a company that significantly stress on safety; therefore, it is with this in mind that we will continue to work on preserving and protecting the environment,” he said.