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Tier 3 fuels and air quality along the Wasatch Front


Three of Utah’s five refineries are now producing Tier 3 gasoline – gasoline that has a lower sulphur content than other fuels. Basically, that means that it burns cleaner, reducing the particulate pollution your car emits by up to 80%, depending on the year and model of your vehicle. A new website highlights the places where drivers can buy Tier 3 gasoline in Utah. So how does it work? How do refineries make it? And what else can we be doing to clean the air?

Draper Democratic Rep. Suzanne Harrison, District 32
Glade Sowards, environmental scientist with the Utah Division of Air Quality
Ashley Miller, senior government affairs representative, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

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