Diesel

France's Engie starts global LPG desk to meet power demand, hedging needs

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- France's international utility company Engie has started a global desk to trade liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and plans to promote the fuel as a replacement for diesel in power generation, senior executives said on Thursday.

China January diesel exports up a third from last year

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's January exports of diesel fuel rose 32.5% from a year earlier to 960,000 t, data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs showed.

Fuel sales in Brazil fell 4.5% in 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) -- Brazilian fuel sales fell to 135 billion liters in 2016, down 4.5% compared to the previous year, led by a sharp drop in sales of hydrate ethanol, national oil agency ANP said on Thursday.

Auto CEOs want Trump to order review of 2025 fuel rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their US units urged President Donald Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025.

Mexico keeps gasoline prices unchanged amid public backlash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's Finance Ministry on Friday said it would keep maximum gasoline prices unchanged between Feb. 4-17 compared with prices in January, postponing an expected fuel price hike amid a violent backlash over its gasoline liberalization.

West African push to clean up toxic fuel hits snags

LONDON (Reuters) -- A West African drive to clean up toxic fuels that campaigners say pose a health hazard to millions has run into difficulties less than two months after it was announced, according to importers, traders and other oil industry insiders.

Business Trends: Anticipated market and pricing impacts from new marine fuel regulations

Tallett, M., Witmer, T., Dunbar, D., EnSys Energy; St. Amand, D., Navigistics Consulting

In October 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced that it will implement a new regulation that calls for the sulfur content in marine fuels to be reduced from 3.5% to 0.5%. The new regulation will go into effect in January 2020. This action by the IMO will have a profound impact on the maritime and refining industries worldwide, as well as on the environment. This month’s Business Trends section provides an overview on the anticipated impacts of the IMO’s decision on petroleum product markets.

Industry Perspectives: Global desulfurization capacity to skyrocket over the long term

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

According to OPEC’s World Oil Outlook 2016, desulfurization capacity additions represent the largest capacity increases among all process units to 2040. This trend is due to increased regulations on the amount of sulfur allowed in transportation fuels.

Global: Is India ready for the BS-6 changeover?

Kanwar, R., Contributing Writer

India is the seventh-largest country in the world by land mass. Urbanization is taking place at a rapid pace: According to the country’s 2011 census, more than 377 MM Indians live in nearly 8,000 towns and cities. This count represents more than 31% of the country’s total population.

Refining: Europe’s refineries: Walking dead or happy valley?

Mars, T., Opportune LLP

Unloved and increasingly unneeded, Europe’s oil refining sector has been under duress for an astonishing four decades.