Air quality remains a critical economic issue for Utah’s business community, which is why companies large and small are leading the way to address these challenges.
While there is no silver bullet to solving Utah’s air problems, one of the most impactful changes is that of Utah refineries choosing to switch to the production of cleaner Tier 3 fuels.
Chevron has long been at the forefront of efforts to positively address air quality along the Wasatch Front. Today, the company announced its commitment to reconfigure its North Salt Lake refinery to produce and sell Tier 3 fuels by 2019. This a significant step forward in Utah’s efforts to improve air quality by helping to reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions, the largest contributor of emissions in the state.
Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber said, “Today’s announcement by Mitra Kashanchi, Chevron’s Salt Lake Refinery General Manager, means real progress for Utah’s air quality with expected emissions reductions of between 7 to 11 percent from cleaner fuels. This is a real example of business leadership, and an example to each of us to do our part to improving our air quality.”
Chevron serves as a strong example of business leadership by recognizing there are various ways to solve air quality problems. The actions taken such as announcing their plan to produce Tier 3 fuels, investing in air quality education and outreach programs and doing their part to reduce their facility’s emissions will continue to benefit the state’s economy and make a positive impact on Utahns quality of life for years to come.
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