February 2015

Trends and Resources

HP Industry Perspectives: RFS—An endless loop

Renewable fuels remain a huge burden for the global refining industry. Today’s transportation fuels, when used with later-model vehicles, have dramatically reduced tailpipe emissions. With much p..

Renewable fuels remain a huge burden for the global refining industry. Today’s transportation fuels, when used with later-model vehicles, have dramatically reduced tailpipe emissions. With much progress achieved, do nations need to push for greater usage of renewable fuels at the expense of economic growth? Old rules on the books The renewable fuels dilemma began over 20 years ago. In the US, it started with the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAAs) and the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992. Energy security became a high priority as the 1990 Gulf War exposed the fragility of the global crude oil supply. Saddam Hussein’s attack on Kuwait, and the destruction of key export refineries an

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