- Associated Press - Friday, July 4, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Oil heat businesses say a new Connecticut law that sharply cuts sulfur content in home heating oil will reduce costs for consumers.

Beginning July 1, the sulfur content of home heating oil in Connecticut dropped to 500 parts per million from 3,000, an 84 percent reduction.

By July 1, 2018, the sulfur content of home heating oil will fall to 15 parts per million.

Chris Herb, president of Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, which represents 600 family-run home-heating oil companies in Connecticut, said the new fuel content limits will save consumers money in annual maintenance costs for home heating equipment.

The reduced sulfur content also is expected to lead to a drop in sulfur dioxide, which will cut air pollution.

Other jurisdictions, such as Maine and New York City, already have cut sulfur content.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide