EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership welcomes BP Lubricants

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BP Lubricants USA has announced that it has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

BP Lubricants USA manufactures and sells Castrol automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and marine lubricants. The company will contribute to the partnership’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of its freight operations.

“I am pleased to welcome BP Lubricants USA to the SmartWay Transport Partnership,” says Margo T. Oge, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. “They are the first lubricants company to join the partnership in a commitment to freight-related environmental performance and fuel efficiency.”

Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial efficiencies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. The partnership currently has more than 450 partners.

“We are very pleased to be the first lubricants company to join the EPA Smartway Transport Partnership,” says Tom Battagliese, environmental and health manager for Wayne, N.J.-based BP Lubricants USA. “BP has a long history of environmental leadership in the energy industry, and this partnership helps us extend our sustainability agenda to our lubricants fleet.”