Hydrocarbon Processing Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation Several refiners are evaluating a new gasoline-formulation technology called hydrogen (H2)-rich-content (HRC) gasoline. This patented technology uses low-sulfur, H2-rich refinery blendstocks like straight-run gasoline, isomerates, alkylate, butanes and renewable naphtha in gasoline blends, and adds aromatic amines (a high-octane gasoline additive) to make a drop-in specification gasoline. Amine strength in gas treatment Tail gas treating units (TGTUs) are designed to remove the last vestiges of unconverted hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the tail gas coming from a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) after the gas has been processed to convert as much H2S as possible to elemental sulfur. Indian refiner-Reliance-to buy Russian oil in roubles India's Reliance Industries Ltd., operator of the world's biggest refining complex, has signed a 1-yr deal with Russia's Rosneft to buy at least 3 MMbbls of oil/month in roubles. Belgium tightens fuel export specifications The Belgian government plans to publish a royal decree that tightens the minimum specifications of motor fuel exports quality. Russia's Tuapse oil refinery resumes operations after attack Rosneft's Black Sea oil refinery in Tuapse resumed operations on Sunday after a drone attack. Merichem Technologies enhances sulfur treatment capabilities with acquisition of Chemical Products Industries Merichem Technologies, a portfolio company of Black Bay Energy Capital, has closed its acquisition of Chemical Products Industries (CPI), a provider of novel chemistries for sulfur removal and industrial cleaning applications. UAE's Fujairah March marine bunker sales hit highest in more than a year Marine bunker fuel sales at the United Arab Emirates' Fujairah port hit their highest in more than a year in March 2024, buoyed by firmer global refueling demand after Red Sea shipping disruptions. Singapore fuel oil stockpiles extend slide to five-week low Singapore's onshore fuel oil stockpiles extended declines to a five-week low, although inventory levels continued to average higher compared to last month. An innovative process for simultaneously producing high-purity benzene and U.S.-grade gasoline from FCC C<sub>6</sub> heartcut Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) II regulations restrict the average benzene level in gasoline sold in the U.S. to 0.62 vol%. In India and in several other countries, benzene in gasoline is presently restricted to 1 vol%. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) gasoline contributes to nearly 10%–20% of the gasoline pool in a typical refinery. Vietnam's largest refinery to boost operating capacity by 15%-20% Vietnam's largest refinery Nghi Son said it will boost its operating capacity by 15% to 20% in order to ensure stable supplies.