NPRA 2007 Annual Meeting
Diesel Imports Shift to ULSD
Note: LSD – 500 ppm low sulfur diesel
Source: Form EIA-814
While imports are not a major source of diesel supply to the U.S., they also have shown the switch from 500 ppm low-sulfur diesel (LSD) to ULSD.
The two primary sources of diesel imports historically have been Canada and the Virgin Islands.
In 2006, both of these areas shifted from LSD to ULSD as shown.
Areas that supply lower volumes, such as Western Europe, have also moved to providing ULSD, and in total, there appears to be no significant change in the overall volume of diesel imports.