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EIA revises product demand estimates based on corrected data

Jul 25, 2013

In its most recent Petroleum Supply Monthly (PSM), the US Energy Information Administration increased its estimate of gasoline consumption in the East Coast (PADD 1), but lowered the consumption estimate in the Gulf Coast (PADD 3), according to corrected survey data from October 2012 to March 2013.

Suncor names executive vice-president, refining and marketing

Jul 24, 2013

Suncor Energy Inc. has promoted Kris Smith to executive vice-president, refining and marketing, effective Sept. 9.

House panel wants constructive, not combative, RFS discussion

Jul 23, 2013

Members of a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee expressed frustration as petroleum industry witnesses said the federal Renewable Fuels Standard is working so poorly that it needs to be repealed, while fuel ethanol advocates said it has already produced significant benefits and deserves additional time to produce more.

EPRINC: RFS’s biofuels mandate could create 2014 gasoline price spike

Jul 22, 2013

Requirements for additional ethanol and other biofuels as part of the total US motor fuel supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard could lead to a possibly significant gasoline price spike in 2014, a new analysis by Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc. (EPRINC) concluded.

California issues draft proposals to improve refinery safety

Jul 22, 2013

California's interagency refinery safety working group, which the state formed following a fire at Chevron USA's Richmond plant in August 2012, released a draft report outlining steps and recommendations to improve public and worker safety at and near refineries in the state.

Moscow refinery producing Euro 5 gasoline

Jul 19, 2013

Gazprom Neft has started up catalytic cracking and light-naphtha isomerization units enabling its 12.15 million tonne/year Moscow refinery to produce gasoline as well as diesel meeting low-sulfur Euro 5 standards.

Logistics, policies keep US gas prices high, Senate panel told

Jul 19, 2013

A combination of limited transportation choices, unplanned refinery outages, and outmoded federal policies helps keep US gasoline prices high despite continuing US crude oil production growth, witnesses told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

EIA: US refinery receipts by rail, truck, barge up 57% in 2012

Jul 17, 2013

Increased US crude oil production has spurred the use of rail, truck, and barge to deliver oil to refineries, the US Energy Information Administration reported in its recently released Refinery Capacity Report.

Logistics, policies keep US gasoline prices high, Senate panel told

Jul 16, 2013

A combination of limited transportation choices, unplanned refinery outages, and outmoded federal policies helps keep US gasoline prices high despite continuing US crude oil production growth, witnesses told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

EIA: Capacity at operable US refineries increases

Jul 16, 2013

As of Jan. 1, the 143 operable refineries in the US had a total crude distillation capacity of 17.8 million b/cd, up 2.9% from a year ago, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.

API launches ‘fuel for thought’ campaign aimed at repealing RFS

Jul 16, 2013

The American Petroleum Institute launched a print, radio, and television advertising campaign designed to generate public support for repealing the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.

Total taps KBR for Antwerp deasphalting unit

Jul 15, 2013

Total will use KBR’s proprietary ROSE solvent deasphalting technology in its upgrade of the 338,000-b/d refinery at Antwerp, Belgium (OGJ Online, May 23, 2013).

UK’s biggest bioethanol plant starts up

Jul 15, 2013

A joint venture of BP PLC, DuPont, and AB Sugar has started up an ethanol plant at Hull, UK, that it calls the country’s “biggest bioethanol producer and largest single-source supplier of animal feed.”

Shell settles federal air pollution charges from Deer Park plant

Jul 11, 2013

Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships agreed to spend at least $115 million to resolve federal air pollution charges stemming from flaring and other activities at its Deer Park, Tex., refinery and chemical plant near Houston, the US Department of Justice and US Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced.

EIA: US Midwest gasoline prices returning to normal

Jul 8, 2013

The resumption of refineries across the US Midwest has contributed to gasoline prices in that area falling closer to normal, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

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