BP launches a clean fuels programme in the Paris region

BP France has launched a "Clean Fuels" programme for the Paris region, with the introduction of BP Diesel Ecology, a new ultra low sulphur diesel, which anticipates the EU environmental specifications on sulphur set for the year 2005.

BP Diesel Ecology is marketed today in all 40 BP inner-Paris service-stations and will be available in all of BP’s 240 Paris region retail network by the end of the year. BP Diesel Ecology reduces sulphur emissions by 90% on all diesel vehicles compared with other standard diesels; BP Diesel Ecology also decreases particulates and black smoke emissions by up to 30 % without any detriment to performance and at no extra cost.

Diesel Ecology is also being marketed to BP’s commercial customers such as bus and other transport companies running fleets.

BP France is the first oil company in France to market a “cleaner diesel” with a sulphur content 10 times below current standards.

BP France’s “Clean Fuels” programme for the Paris region also includes a rapid development of Autogas (automotive liquified petroleum gas), which it describes as “one of the cleanest fuels available today”. With over 40 outlets in the Paris region, BP France is developing with its partner, Butagaz, one of the largest Autogas networks in the Paris area. At the national level, 100 BP sites will be equipped by end 1999, building-up to an overall network of 150 sites selling Autogas by 2005.

The “clean fuels” initiative for Paris is part of BP Amoco’s world-wide Clean Cities programme for 40 cities. London, Paris and the Paris region, are amongst the first cities to be selected for this programme in Europe.

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