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Russia to Cap Sulfur Limit in Oil Products Pipelines at 500 PPM

OAO Transnefteprodukt, Russia’s oil products pipeline operator, is planning to cap the maximum sulfur content of fuel transported through its system at 500 parts per million in the first quarter of 2012.

The change is likely to happen closer to the start of that period, a company official said today by telephone from Moscow, declining to be identified in line with policy.

Transnefteprodukt limits sulfur content in its pipelines to 1,000 ppm and many refineries that use its system already supply it with fuel that meets the 500 ppm cap, the official said.

“The potential changes would cause some minor hiccups but no real problems,” JBC Energy GmbH said in an e-mailed statement. Refineries will try to maximize production of 500-ppm fuels and ship the remaining product via rail, it said.

The company’s pipelines that operate with a 10 ppm sulfur limit will be unaffected by the change.

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