Cummins Comments on Global Air Quality Standards

Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc., commented recently on the need for global, ultra-low sulfur fuel requirements to meet air quality standards.

Speaking at the Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Joe Loughrey, Cummins president, engine business, called on world policy-makers to recognize the importance of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in improving air quality. He and other leaders in the commercial vehicle industry around the world discussed common issues of the industry including harmonization of regulations, diesel fuel quality and exhaust emissions aftertreatment.

“We need to respond to the implications of globalization on our customers,” said Loughrey. “It is no longer acceptable to produce a product with only regional compliance when to much of our customers’ equipment moves across borders. Diesel fuel sulfur is critical to making new emissions technology available. This summit of leaders has provided us the opportunity to align our thinking and coalesce our efforts to enable an increasingly significant global economy.”

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