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.

India's fuel demand falls the most in over 14 yr

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India's fuel consumption fell 6.1% in August, its fastest rate of decline since April 2003, as heavy rainfall across the country cut the use of diesel for irrigation pumps and curbed demand for auto fuels.

US Coast Guard, EPA cleaning up a dozen Texas chemical spills after Harvey

HOUSTON (Reuters) — The US Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US margins recorded solid gains as crack spreads for all products increased due to healthy domestic demand.

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.

Uber to stop using diesel cars in London by end 2019

LONDON (Reuters) — Uber will cease using diesel cars in London by the end of 2019 and the vast majority of rides will be in electric or hybrid vehicles by then, the taxi app said on Friday.

Hurricane Irma worsens Latin America's fuel supply crunch

HOUSTON (Reuters) — Monster Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin America which is struggling to meet demand since Hurricane Harvey disrupted shipments from the US Gulf Coast last month.

Magellan Midstream to expand Texas refined petroleum products pipeline system

TULSA, Okla. — Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. announced plans to expand its refined petroleum products pipeline system to handle incremental demand for transportation of gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel to central and north Texas markets.

China's Sinopec, Jiangxi Copper set up fuel retail JV

BEIJING (Reuters) — Jiangxi Copper Corp said on Wednesday it would set up a joint venture with the Jiangxi region branch of Chinese refining giant Sinopec to market oil products in the southeastern province of the country.