Sulfur

India's BPCL sells its first low sulfur diesel cargo for export

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd sold a low sulfur diesel cargo through an export tender for the first time as its refineries upgrade units and due to higher inventory of the fuel, three industry sources said on Monday.

Opportunity or disaster? Traders see choppy waters due to shipping sulfur cap

LONDON (Reuters) — The world's top trading houses, among the most nimble entities in oil, say even they aren't sure how to stay a step ahead of a coming cut in shipping fuel sulfur.

Jacobs signs sulfur recovery technology agreement with Paqell

DALLAS — Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. signed a sulfur recovery technology licensor agreement with Paqell, a joint venture between Shell Global Solutions and Paques BV, for use of its THIOPAQ Oil and Gas technology in refineries and gas treating facilities across the globe.

Industry Perspectives: What is the future of the global HPI?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past year, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Diversification: The catalyst for the Middle East’s downstream transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past several years, the Middle East has made substantial investments to increase its downstream processing capacity.

Matrix Global plan US sweet crude storage contract amid export growth

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Matrix Global Holdings is planning to start up an oil storage futures contract for low-sulfur crude oil that will enable companies to build up supplies for export cargoes, as Asia looks for more crude imports from the United States.

Sulfurous fuels flow to West Africa as states defer tougher rules

LONDON/LAGOS — Nigeria and several other West African states are not expected to implement rules banning imports of sulfur-heavy fuels until Dec. 1 at the earliest after missing summer deadlines, drawing the ire of health campaigners pushing for cleaner air.

Business Trends: The state of the global refining sector

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past few years, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Global: The slow closing of Africa’s refining technology gap

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

Technology gaps in the crude oil refining sector of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are making it difficult for crude oil processing plants to achieve energy efficiency, produce high-quality products or adhere to international carbon emissions requirements.

Editorial Comment: Is the refining market oversupplied, or is the capacity needed?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past two years, the editorial comment in our September issue has focused on the topic of overcapacity in the global refining sector.