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Digital Feature: A novel process to help refinery operations comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

This article, exclusive to Hydrocarbon Processing, details a novel refinery processing technology that enables refineries to produce fuels that adhere to the U.S. RFS.

Biden administration (U.S.) to approve E15 gasoline expansion starting in 2025

The White House (U.S.) will approve a request from a group of Midwest governors to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, but will push the start date into next year.

Australia’s Ampol to upgrade Lytton refinery, posts 1.1% rise in annual profit

Australia’s Ampol Ltd said it intends to upgrade its Lytton refinery located in Queensland to align its gasoline production quality to comply with the latest standards for both regular and premium gasoline grades.

Russia's seaborne oil product exports fell in January, calculations show

Russia's January seaborne oil product exports fell 8.6% from a year earlier and 2% from the previous month to 10.792 MMt owing to lower processing and unplanned refinery repair work.

Uganda says it is in talks to import all its oil via Tanzania

Uganda is negotiating with Tanzania to import all of its oil products through Dar es Salaam, which would mean an end to imports via Kenya's Mombasa port.

AFPM launches seven-figure issue campaign spotlighting gas car ban policies across battleground states

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is launching a major seven-figure issue campaign across seven critical states - Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Ohio and Montana—and the Beltway, all aimed at informing Americans about the Biden administration’s efforts to ban new gas, diesel and flex fuel vehicles from the U.S. market.

Nigeria's Dangote refinery set to deliver first fuel

Nigeria's newly operating Dangote refinery is due to deliver its first fuel into the local market within weeks in a key milestone toward long sought energy independence for Africa's top oil exporter.

U.S. crude stocks rise, gasoline and distillate inventories fall

U.S. crude stocks rose as oil refiners took in less oil, following extreme cold weather that knocked out utilization last month, the Energy Information Administration reports.

Russia's Tuapse oil refinery will not resume operations this month

Rosneft-owned Tuapse oil refinery on the Black Sea will not resume operations this month, at the very least.

Belgium could pass law targeting export fuel quality in late March

The Belgian government aims to pass a law tightening the quality of exported fuels in the second half of March as it targets a profitable trade of lower-quality gasoline and diesel from Northern Europe to West Africa.