Crude oil

Petrobras to release new strategic plan in November

Part of the future investment will also be focused in areas such as decarbonization and renewable energies.

Europe braces for heavy oil refinery outages amid tight supplies

A heavy oil refinery turnaround season in Europe this autumn, plus French strike action, is set to push diesel prices higher and tighten supplies ahead of a European Union ban on Russian refined products which is due to come into force early next year.

French refinery strikes are timed to hit hard

Strike action and unplanned maintenance has taken offline more than 60% of France's refining capacity - or 740,000 bpd - forcing the country to import more when global supply uncertainty has increased the cost.

AFPM, API joint statement on White House, DOE meeting with U.S. refiners

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and American Petroleum Institute released the following statement after a meeting with leaders of the top U.S. refining companies.

Business Trends: Innovative approaches to manufacture base oils gain customers’ attention

Kulkarni, S., Allied Market Research

For years, lubricating greases and motor oils have been manufactured from base oils.

Accelerating the transition to renewable fuels

Carugo, M., Valentine, J., Emerson Automation Solutions

The global push to neutralize carbon-based GHG emissions by 2050 not only holds great promise for the future of the planet, but it also stands to create millions of jobs, spur rapid growth and drive technological innovation.

China may extend refined fuel export quota into next year

China may tweak a proposed sharp increase in refined fuel export quotas for this year by extending the plan into next year, as it weighs the benefits to the economy of higher exports against low domestic stocks and operational challenges.

bp layoffs at Ohio refinery after fire indicate prolonged shutdown

bp laid off most contractors at the approximately 160,000 barrel-per-day Toledo, Ohio, refinery it owns with Cenovus Energy Inc, indicating that the plant will experience a prolonged shutdown following last week's explosion and fire.

Strikes knock already struggling French refined products sector

More than 60% of France's refining capacity is offline as strikes over pay and unplanned maintenance pile pressure on the refined products sector.

IRPC 2022: Combining incremental crude processing and enhanced residue upgradation at low cost

Session three of IRPC focused on sustainability. To open the session, Arun Arora and Malini Warrer from Chevron Lummus Global and Vinod Ramaseshan from Saudi Aramco delivered a presentation titled, “Heavy Oil Processing Initiative Combining Incremental Crude Processing and Enhanced Residue Upgradation at Low Cost and Energy.”