Greenhouse Gases

Trump's EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The US Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider a rule on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its compliance date, the agency said on Wednesday in the Trump administration's latest move to reduce regulations.

White House meeting on Paris climate deal postponed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A White House meeting that was to help determine whether the United States should withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been postponed, an administration official said on Tuesday.

ClearSign secures follow-on order from California refinery

SEATTLE -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation, a provider of industrial combustion technologies that help to reduce emissions and improve efficiency, announced that it has secured a follow-on commercial order from a California-based refinery following Duplex technology's pilot with the company late last year.

Refining: Uncertainty grips South Africa’s Clean Fuels Program

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

The planned upgrading of oil refineries in South Africa to produce Euro 5-specified fuels will likely take longer than initially anticipated.

Through the looking glass: How US EPA regulations are changing the way we visualize methane leaks

Yanai, O., Opgal

In mid-2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFR, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as QuadOa. This regulation has propelled optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream, and presents a major shift in the way fugitive emissions are regulated and the technologies that can be used.

An investigative study for technological innovation for ethylene plants

Abdel-Aal, H. K., National Research Center (NRC)

The development of an industrial process like an ethylene (C2H4) plant requires skills and knowledge in two main subject areas: synthesis and analysis. Optimal configuration through process synthesis (PS) with selected task selection (STS) is the main theme of this work.

Carbon Clean Solution, Veolia partner for large-scale CO2 capture, industrial re-use

Veolia, the global leader for optimized resource management, announced the signing of a new partnership agreement with Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL), a global leader in low-cost carbon capture technology, for the large-scale rollout of CCSL’s patented carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology.

China, EU reaffirm climate action after Trump backs away

BEIJING/OSLO (Reuters) -- Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions.

Driving innovation in the downstream: IRPC returns to New Delhi

Adrienne Blume, Hydrocarbon Processing

Gulf Publishing Company and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to announce that IRPC 2017 will be held April 18–20 in New Delhi.

Neste starts ex-pipe delivery of low-sulfur marine fuel in Sweden

Neste has started the ex-pipe delivery of low-sulfur marine fuel at the Södertälje terminal in Sweden. In ex-pipe delivery, marine fuel is delivered directly to ships via a pipeline from the terminal, without any separate refueling trucks or vessels.