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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS CITY TO USE TIER-3 LOW SULFUR FUEL IN POLICE PATROL CARS AND FLEET VEHICLES

Post Date:01/17/2020

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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS CITY TO USE TIER-3 LOW SULFUR FUEL IN POLICE PATROL CARS AND FLEET VEHICLES

 

Cottonwood Heights is committed to the health and wellness of our residents and visitors. As part of that commitment, the police department and city fleet vehicles are now running on the cleaner burning Tier 3 fuel.

Tier 3 is a set of federal EPA standards that requires petroleum refiners to reduce the sulfur content of gasoline from an annual average of 30 parts per million (ppm) to 10 ppm. It also sets motor vehicle emission standards to be phased in from model year 2017 through 2025.

Compliance with federal EPA Tier 3 standards can be met through either production of fuels with lower sulfur emissions or the purchase of sulfur credits in the market.

  • When Tier 3 gas is burned in a Tier 3 car (2017 and newer) the result is an 80% reduction in emissions, that is like taking 4/5 cars off Utah’s roads.
  • When burned in a pre-Tier 3 car (Tier 2 or older) there is a 12-15% reduction in emissions.
  • The lower amount of sulfur in the gas helps the catalytic converters work as designed, so these cars run cleaner for longer periods of time.*

Tier 3 fuel is now available statewide at all Chevron and Texaco locations, as well as 26 Speedway stores across the state.

*Statistics retrieved from the office of Governor Gary R. Herbert, November 2019

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