ASTM WK42623

    Revision of D396 - 13 Standard Specification for Fuel Oils

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    Active Standard: D396 - 17

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.E0 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    This ballot creates two new ultra low sulfur grades of heating oil to more appropriately describe fuels that are successfully used in the market. Ultra low sulfur diesel fuels are often used interchangeably with heating oil where distribution logistics impose restrictions on the number of dedicated fuels that can be marketed in a given area. The proposed changes formalize the use of these fuels and further provides definition of fuels that various high volume heating oil states are mandating for environmental attainment programs.


    biodiesel; biodiesel blend; burner fuels; fuel oils; furnace oils; petroleum and petroleum products;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Victor Turk

    Draft Under Development