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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.

UK grocer first in Europe to use new trucks fueled by food waste

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -- A British supermarket has become the first retailer in Europe to use a new type of tank that keeps trucks motoring on fuel made from food waste for 500 miles, almost twice the current average.

EU plans more legal action against governments soft on car emissions cheating

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- The European Union plans more legal action soon against governments that have failed to police emissions test cheating by carmakers in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, a top official said on Thursday.

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.

Editorial Comment: The future of refining lies in clean fuels

Nichols, L., Hydrocarbon Processing

Each year, Hydrocarbon Processing devotes an issue to the topic of clean fuels—and rightly so. As the world continues to welcome more vehicles on the road, and as emerging economies invest in civil, industrial and energy projects, global fuels demand is forecast to increase through the end of the decade.

IEA: France’s energy transition is vital for energy security

In its latest country review of energy policies, the International Energy Agency (IEA) praised France for setting in motion significant reforms towards more secure, affordable and sustainable energy supplies and the green growth of its economy.

ADNOC to improve energy efficiency by 10% by 2020

ABU DHABI, UAE – The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, it plans to introduce measures that will increase energy efficiencies by 10% by 2020. The energy efficiency strategy will reduce ADNOC’s gas consumption by 156 MMcf/d, saving a total of $1 billion by 2020.

Optimize steam usage in refinery flares

In this study, methods to optimize the consumption of dispersion steam in flares were examined at a large refinery that burns a considerable quantity of gas. The desired optimization was achieved by monitoring hydrocarbon emissions using an infrared camera (thermography).

US EPA moves to deny refiner requests to change biofuels program

The US Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to deny several petitions from oil groups to change the country's biofuels program, an issue that has deeply divided the petroleum industry.