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Vermont now has lower sulfur fuel oil requirement

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MORRISVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has a new law requiring that fuel oil be formulated with lower sulfur content.

Gov. Peter Shumlin highlighted the new requirement Wednesday in Morrisville.

He says the law will result in cleaner air, increased heating system efficiencies and lower maintenance costs for consumers.

The new requirement was part of the 2011 Vermont Energy Act.

The act lowers sulfur content to 500 parts per million on Tuesday and 15 parts per million by 2018. Other states in the region are also phasing in the same low-sulfur requirements.

Shumlin also announced progress on a new Thermal Energy Finance Pilot Program that will help Vermonters improve efficiency in their homes.

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