BP has selected the Denver metropolitan area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Boulder as the latest U.S. cities to receive lower sulphur gasoline as part of BP's global Clean Cities initiative.
"EPA applauds the efforts of BP to get ahead of the curve by beginning to meet national content levels for sulfur in fuels prior to established deadlines," said EPA regional administrator Robbie Roberts. "The company's interest in improving air quality is admirable and shows leadership that can stand as an example for other companies."
Roberts noted that EPA has worked extensively with automobile manufacturers, the petroleum industry, states, and environmental and health experts to develop a program that addresses tailpipe emissions and gasoline as a single system to achieve cleaner air.
"Low-sulfur gasoline is important for reducing air pollution from cars and trucks in the future," said Jim Scherer, chairman of the regional air quality council in Denver. "BP's early introduction of this gasoline into the Denver market will allow us to realize these air quality benefits sooner."
BP's lower sulfur Amoco Ultimate contains 85% less sulfur than previous Amoco Ultimate blends. This new lower sulfur fuel is being introduced six years ahead of EPA requirements for the greater Denver area and at no added cost to consumers.
To date, BP has introduced cleaner fuels in more than 110 cities worldwide including lower sulfur premium gasoline in more than 40 U.S. cities. Within the next three years, 50% of BP's global fuel sales will be cleaner fuels including new zero sulfur fuels. Schneider Logistics releases SUMIT CVA Schneider Logistics Inc. has announced the release of SUMIT CVA, a collaborative transportation procurement product aimed at providing shippers with a strategic approach to securing low-cost, long-term freight contracts.
The combined value auction (CVA) process gives shippers the ability to develop strategic transportation solutions that simultaneously lower costs and improve service levels by leveraging their carriers' existing capacity and networks.
SUMIT CVA is a consultative bid process facilitated by Schneider Logistics purchasing professionals and gives shippers the ability to customize their bids to take advantage of combined value bidding. Through a multi-round auction format, SUMIT CVA enables pre-qualified carriers to view a shipper's transportation requirements and identify and bid on packages of lanes that best optimize their assets.
Carriers are able to enter their rates, create packages and conditional bids, review specific service requirements of the freight, and analyze bid results in a Microsoft Excel-based bid workbook.
By allowing carriers to bid on lanes individually or in packages, Schneider Logistics said SUMIT CVA enables carriers to match a shipper's freight to their capacity and better utilize their assets, which ensures carrier profitability and leads directly to lower costs for the shipper.