Guam – Following the enactment of Public Law 30-184, Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) is now available on Guam. Containing just 15 Parts Per Million (PPM) of Sulfur, ULSD is a cleaner burning fuel versus the present diesel being used on island at 5,000 PPM.
According to the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) Task Force Report, the use of ULSD and the newer vehicle technology associated with the fuel is estimated to reduce annual emissions by removing the pollution from more than 90 per cent of today’s trucks and buses when the current heavy-duty vehicle fleet has been completely replaced in 2030.
A ceremony was held Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Shell Station in Tumon and hosted by IP&E, the Shell Licensee, to kick off the distribution and sale of ULSD on island. Officials from IP&E were proud to host the event announcing future distribution of ULSD at Shell stations throughout the island.
The benefits of using ULSD extend past the transportation industry, and according to the Guam EPA Task Force Report, ULSD can also be used for stationary applications such as generator use at the Guam Power Authority (GPA) and other back up generator uses.
The legislation was needed to address environmental concerns locally and future impacts from the impending military build up.
Guam EPA Administrator, Ivan Quinata extends his thanks to the ULSD Task Force members for their efforts this past year and contributions to the ULSD Report. For more information, call Gerry Cruz, Guam EPA/Guam Energy Office PIO, at 646-4361.
Guam ULSD Task Force
Peter Cruz Connie Affleje Luong Tuong Gerry Cruz
Air Pollution Control Air Pollution Control Air Pollution Control Public Information Officer
Program Manager Program, Guam EPA Program, Guam EPA Guam EPA
Bob Perron Michael Mann Michael Wolfram Roxanne Johnson
Board Member, Guam EPA U.S. EPA U.S. EPA U.S. EPA
Manager, Guahan Waste Control
Ed Guthrie John J. Cruz, Jr., P.E. Jennifer Sablan, P.E. Maria Tison
Deputy Director Guam Power Authority Guam Power Authority Guam Power Authority
DLA Energy Guam
Albert Florencio Mark Cruz Stephanie Mendiola
Guam Power Authority Guam Contractors Association Office of Senator Rory Respicio
31st Guam Legislature – Committee on Natural Resources
Michael O’Brien Travis Kloppenburg Donald Scott
SGS Guam Inc. Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association Kloppenburg Enterprises
Tammy Jo Anderson Taft
Guam Coastal Management