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The era of the integrated oil company has passed

05.01.2011  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX


The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) gathered in San Antonio, Texas, for its 109th annual meeting in March. Key points of conversation included the ongoing battle with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), possible discriminatory tax treatment toward downstream oil companies from the US federal government and the status of energy policy in the US. Keynote speakers included former US Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY), journalist Robert Bryce, PBF Energy Chairman Tom O’Malley and television personalities Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

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