Americas

AFPM, API joint statement on White House, DOE meeting with U.S. refiners

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and American Petroleum Institute released the following statement after a meeting with leaders of the top U.S. refining companies.

BP says two killed in Ohio refinery fire

BP said on Wednesday two of its staff were killed after sustaining injuries in a fire at its 150,800 barrel-per-day Toledo, Ohio, refinery.

Gulf Energy Information and AIChE to cohost the ChemE Show

The ChemE and Process Engineering Tradeshow will be the leading exhibition and technical event for chemical engineers in North America.

RGGI carbon dioxide emissions price reached new quarterly record in June 2022

RGGI is a cooperative agreement among 11 U.S. states to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants; it was the first program in the country to place a cap on power sector CO2 emissions.

ExxonMobil to sell its share of Aera Energy joint venture

ExxonMobil affiliates have signed an agreement to sell all of ExxonMobil’s interests in the Aera oil-production operation in California to Green Gate Resources E, LLC, a subsidiary of IKAV.

U.S. expected to announce 3 years of biofuel blending mandates in Nov

The Biden administration is expected to announce a rule this year that would detail annual biofuel blending mandates for the refining industry for a three-year period instead of just for one.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

California ban on gas & diesel cars and trucks should concern every American

“California’s radical ban on gasoline- and diesel-fueled cars and trucks will have devastating implications for consumers, energy security and the U.S. manufacturing economy. "

U.S. oil refiners aim to run full-bore, spurning recession fears

U.S. crude oil refineries plan to keep running near full throttle this quarter, according to executives and estimates, as refiners set aside worries about recession and sliding retail prices to deliver more fuel.

History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, M&A, GTL and the fieldbus wars

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.