Slew of regulations top NPRA meeting agenda

Discussions of pending and issued regulations were rife at the 98th National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) annual meeting in San Antonio last week. Refiners were particularly concerned about the impact of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) reinterpretation of the new source review (NSR) rule, sulfur specifications for gasoline and diesel, and the phaseout of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Click here to enlarge imageDespite these technical challenges for the US refining industry, in the midst of sustained high crude prices, low inventories, and high demand, the refining industry is enjoying a period of improved refining margins. Jerry Thompson, senior vi...

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