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Argentine biofuels chamber calls new U.S. biodiesel duties illegal

The U.S. Commerce Department slapped anti-dumping duties of between 60.44% to 276.65% on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, on top of already steep anti-subsidy duties. The Argentine Chamber of Biofuels said that increased U.S. duties on Argentine biodiesel were "arbitrary and illegal" and would shut Argentina out of the market in the U.S.

Methanex and Entropy partner to reduce emissions in methanol production

Methanex Corporation and Entropy Inc. have entered into an agreement to invest in a preliminary front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) study for carbon capture, utilization and sequestration deployment at Methanex’s Medicine Hat, Alberta facility.

Abraxas Power awards McDermott ECI contract for Canada's first green ammonia plant

McDermott has been awarded an early contractor involvement (ECI) agreement from Abraxas Power Corporation for the Exploits Valley Renewable Energy Corporation (EVREC) project located in Central Newfoundland.

ClearSign Technologies to install 26 burners at U.S. Gulf Coast chemical facility

ClearSign Technologies will retrofit four process heaters with a total of 26 ClearSign Core™ burners to be installed in a U.S. Gulf Coast chemical facility.    

Mexico–U.S. energy trade value fell in 2023 on lower fuel prices

The value of all energy trade between the U.S. and Mexico decreased almost 15% from $77.8 B in 2022 to $66.5 B in 2023, adjusted for inflation.

Japan, S. Korea refiners join China in buying Canadian TMX oil

Asia's crude oil imports from Canada's newly expanded Trans Mountain pipeline will rise in September as major refiners in Japan and South Korea and a refinery in Brunei have bought their first cargoes alongside China.

Evonik expands sodium methylate production in Argentina to meet growing demand for biofuels

Evonik has announced the expansion of its sodium methylate production capacity at its Rosario plant, located in the Sante Fé Province in Argentina.

AXION Energy revolutionizes operator training with virtual reality technology

AXION Energy has introduced the use of virtual reality headsets for training their operators at the Campana refinery. This initiative will create immersive spaces to resolve issues in real-time, including the selection and use of tools and enhancing the learning experience.

Aslan Energy signs MoU for 35,000 hectares of Mexico land to propel green H2 and ammonia production

A significant step towards sustainable energy production and environmental preservation was taken by Aslan Energy Capital (Aslan Energy), which signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 35,000 hectares (~86,500 acres) of land in Sonora, Mexico.

EIA: Global oil market will be in supply deficit next year

Global oil demand will outpace supply next year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday, reversing a prior forecast for a surplus.