St. Petersburg, Florida, 4/3/01 — RxP Products, Inc. President Don Woodward announced today that Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis would begin using fuel treated with RxP, an emissions-reducing fuels technology.
Terminal Railroad Association President W. D. Spencer said, “It is everyone’s responsibility to improve our environment. Beginning in May all locomotives fueled at our facility will be treated with RxP. Our goal is to help St. Louis improve air quality.”
The Terminal Railroad Association consists of two major railroad companies: Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Norfolk Southern. They use approximately 700,000 gallons of fuel monthly. All thirty-four of the locomotives used daily by Terminal, plus all the on-line engines that pass through the switch yard, will be using the RxP treated fuel.
“We made the decision to utilize fuel treated with RxP technology after tests indicated significant reductions in exhaust emissions, while simultaneously providing cost savings,” Spencer said.
According to Woodward, tests were conducted on locomotive engines over a two-year period. “We worked very closely with the railroads and will continue to perform tests and monitor the equipment in order to advance our knowledge of the combustion process and to keep track of the emissions reductions.”
RxP is sold nationwide as an over-the-counter fuel additive in auto parts stores like AutoZone and Discount Auto Parts as well as Wal-Mart.
“Air pollution is a serious and growing problem in this nation and in the world,” says Woodward. “RxP is an economical solution, but not one necessarily favored by the oil companies who shun technology that reduces the amount of fuel used. However, with participation from business and industry we can make a significant difference in air quality.”