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"Cleaner" fuel comes to Guam

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - Isla Petroleum and Energy Holding Company today welcomed the first shipment of low-sulfur diesel fuel. 30,000 gallons of the fuel, which has 99.7% less sulfur than the current type of fuel sold locally, arrived from Singapore this morning.  

This comes on the heels of the signing of Public Law 30-184, which will effectively cease the importation of fuel - beginning in January 2011 - that does not meet the national standard. Eloy Lizama, Executive Director of IPE, talked about the environmental benefits to Guam, saying, "It means a better type of fuel, a cleaner fuel.  We want to contribute to the whole green movement by bringing in ultra-low sulfur fuel.  It's one step we can make to make a better island."

He says they will eventually replace Shell's current fuel with low-sulfur diesel. They will be offering LSDs to commercial companies by end of year. Lizama says current fuel prices will not be affected.

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