Diesel

Africa: Challenges facing harmonized fuel standards in East Africa

Oirere, S., Contributing Editor

East Africa developed coordinated fuel standards as early as January 2015.

Industry Metrics

Mike Rhodes, Hydrocarbon Processing

Reduced refinery output caused by planned and unplanned refinery outages, and record-breaking gasoline export levels and strong diesel inventory drawdowns, drove US margins to a record 3-yr high in April.

Novel FCC technologies based on reaction chemistry of catalytic cracking

Xie C., Wei, X., Gong, J., Long, J., SINOPEC Engineering Inc.

The increased use of opportunity crude oils in refinery processing, the growing demand for light fuel, and the efficient conversion of petroleum resources to refined fuels and basic chemical raw materials have become the basis of green and low-carbon refining technology developments.

Refining: Winning strategies for oil producers

Gelder, A., Wood Mackenzie

The prospect of peak oil demand will put pressure on resource-rich national oil companies (NOCs).

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Industry Metrics

Mike Rhodes, Hydrocarbon Processing

Atlantic Basin markets strengthened amid the onset of refinery maintenance season, while US support came from higher gasoline demand and gasoline price adjustments from the switch to summer RVP.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US refinery margins showed seasonal y–o–y growth, mainly supported by gasoline and diesel stocks drawdowns due to refinery maintenance.

Enhancing refinery profitability with a novel offgas conversion technology

Aronson, A., Zaziski, D., Siluria Technologies; Carter, D., Wood Group

The refining industry is challenged every day to optimize product slates that comply with market demand, product specifications, environmental regulations and refining-petrochemical integration, all while remaining profitable.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US refining margins showed slight gains on the top of the barrel as a result of cold weather-related refinery outages, rebounding slightly from the previous month.

Industry Perspectives: Secondary unit construction surges in the near term

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Although the refining industry is expected to add more than 7 MMbpd of new distillation capacity by the early 2020s, the global refining industry will witness a boost in secondary processing capacity, as well.