Gerden, E.

Contributing Writer,

Eugene Gerden is an international contributing writer specializing in the global oil refining and gas industry. He has been published in a number of prominent industry publications.

South America: State reform to boost investment attractiveness of Brazilian refining

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Brazil’s refining industry is on the verge of large-scale change. Its recent steps toward de-monopolization and liberalization, as well as the divestment of refining assets by state-owned oil major Petrobras, are propelling Brazilian refining in a more attractive direction for investment.

Middle East: Saudi Arabia eyes major growth in petrochemicals market

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Saudi Arabia aims to become a major player in the global petrochemicals market within the next several years, with plans to increase domestic and foreign production and expand its exports.

Asia: China eyes significant growth in petrochemicals

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

China aims to grow its domestic petrochemical production during the next 5 yr–7 yr, driven by the ongoing modernization of major production facilities and an increase in foreign investments.

Asia: Japanese refining moves towards consolidation and increased efficiency

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

According to recent statements of leading Japanese analysts in the field of refining and the country’s largest producers, the Japanese refining industry is moving towards consolidation and an increase in efficiency.

Europe: Russian petrochemicals industry on the verge of large-scale growth

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

The Russian government has announced its plan to increase the volume of support for its domestic petrochemicals industry over the next several years, with the aim of doubling its production and boosting exports, according to Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and the press service of the Russian Presidential Administration.

Europe: Russia to fight for global oil products market despite sanctions pressure

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Russia plans to significantly increase its oil products to foreign markets, despite the ongoing pressure of Western sanctions and the complex situation in the country’s domestic refining industry, according to recent statements by representatives of Russia’s leading oil corporations and senior officials of the country’s Ministry of Energy.

Refining: Chinese refining industry eyes production cuts, consolidation

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

The Chinese refining industry is on the verge of massive production cuts and consolidation. A new tax rule aimed at curbing alleged tax evasion by independents and the end of an era of liberalization in the industry are driving the downsizing.

Refining: German refining industry on the verge of consolidation and production cuts

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Germany produces very little domestic oil and natural gas, and relies on imports to meet 95% of its oil consumption.

Refining: Russia plans ramp-up in refinery expansion, construction

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

Russian fuel producers aim to ensure regular supplies of oil products to both the domestic market and foreign importers in the coming years by building new refineries and modernizing existing plants across the country.

Global: Increase in Russian fuel excise tax may hit refinery profitability

Gerden, E., Contributing Writer

The Russian government’s recent decision to raise the excise tax on motor fuel by 1 RUB/l in 2018 may lead to serious losses for the country’s domestic refining industry.

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