Diesel

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.

Editorial Comment: The future of refining—sulfur need not apply

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to multiple industry reports, crude oil consumption will continue to increase over the short term.

Upgrading the bottom of the barrel

Elshout, R., Energy Systems Engineering; Bailey, J., Brown, L., Nick, P., Consultant

In the past few decades, new technologies, including both carbon rejection methods and catalytic conversion methods, have emerged.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Record low temperatures in the eastern US strengthened the diesel market but extended the downward trend in refining margins.

City of Espoo to use Neste biodiesel in diesel-powered machines

The Public Works Department at the City of Espoo has decided to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel in all of its diesel-powered machines.

Singapore fuel oil stocks drop despite shrinking exports

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Singapore weekly onshore fuel oil inventories fell 10%, or 2.462 MMbbl (about 367 Mt), to a two-week low of 22.728 MMbbl (3.392 MMt) in the week ended Jan. 3, data from International Enterprise (IE) Singapore showed on Thursday.

Editorial Comment: Biofuels—A viable fuel source for the future?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing focuses on the use of alternative feedstocks and biofuels. The goal of utilizing these technologies is to produce fuels and products that lower total carbon output/emissions, which is a major focus in decarbonizing economies around the world.

Industry Metrics

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

US product markets improved, supported by higher export opportunities amid unexpected refinery outages.

Production of renewable fuels in existing refinery assets: A cost-effective coprocessing strategy

Kumar Dhar, P., Meesala, L., Kumar, P., Valavarasu, G., Rao, P. V. C., Sriganesh, G., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)

Vegetable oils are a renewable biomass resource used in the production of biofuels. Biodiesel production from transesterification of vegetable oils (fatty acid methyl ester, or FAME) is the primary route for producing biofuels from vegetable oils.