BP urges EPA to work with car makers to improve fuel efficiency

By REUTERS | 20 June 2019

WASHINGTON: BP PLC has urged the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency to keep working with automakers to improve vehicle fuel efficiency as the Trump administration considers freezing the requirements at 2020 levels, according to a copy of a letter seen by Reuters.

BP, which has made investments in making cleaner fuels, told EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler that it appreciates the need to balance efficiency with vehicle safety and affordability, the June 13 letter said.

BP said it wanted to find a path that “effectively balances these issues and continues the impressive trajectory of efficiency improvements” already seen in engines.