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Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation

HRC Fuels: Burger, J.  |  Byrne, D.
Hoekstra Trading LLC: Hoekstra, G.

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.

bp to acquire full ownership of bp Bunge Bioenergia while refocusing plans for new biofuels projects

bp has agreed to acquire Bunge’s 50% holding interest in its bp Bunge Bioenergia S.A. joint venture, one of Brazil’s leading biofuels-producing companies.

Phillips 66 refining margins tighten on TMX expansion startup

U.S. refiner Phillips 66 said on Tuesday its margins have tightened after the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline project in Canada started up in May.

Trans Mountain revises heavy crude standards on pipeline after quality concerns

Canadian government-owned oil pipeline operator Trans Mountain last week revised standards for accepting crude oil on its recently expanded system after buyers raised concerns about the crude oil arriving on the line.

Financial alliances build as Citgo share auction enters last mile

At least five groups of investors submitted binding bids this month in a U.S. court-ordered auction of shares in Citgo Petroleum's parent, and three have secured financing commitments for Venezuela's foreign crown jewel.

U.S. oil refining capacity rises for second year in a row, reaching > 18.3 MMbpd

U.S. crude oil refining capacity rose 1.5% to 18.38 MMbpd this year, a government report showed on Friday as a major new expansion in Texas boosted capacity.

U.S. court to allow Citgo share-auction bidders to raise offers

A U.S. court overseeing the auction of shares in Venezuela-owned Citgo Petroleum's parent has told bidders seeking to acquire the seventh-largest U.S. oil refiner they may raise their offers after Tuesday's filing deadline.

Red Sea ships attacks push 47% more crude oil, fuels, refined products around Africa

Global crude oil and oil products shipments taking the long route between Asia, the Middle East and the West are up 47% since attacks began on vessels using the shorter Red Sea route.

Cerilon GTL advances engineering work, with FID scheduled for mid-2026

Cerilon announced today that it has successfully completed front-end-loading (FEL 2) for its gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in North Dakota and is moving into front-end engineering design (FEED), the last stage before the company makes a final investment decision (FID) for its foundational GTL project.

Element Fuels readies site for H2-powered refinery in south Texas (U.S.)

Located within the Port of Brownsville, the complex is designed to exclusively process domestic high-gravity shale oil into high-octane, low-carbon fuels and low-carbon hydrogen, produce reliable electricity.