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The US EPA has issued a final rule (588 pages) designed, for the first time, to reduce VOCs from fracked wells (see New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews). There has been considerable debate around just how much methane is lost during completion following…

Why focus on storage & logistics?

Written by Wednesday, 22 August 2012 19:00
In oil refineries, typical storage and logistics issues include: Trading, long and short term Planning, Scheduling and marketing not synchronised Constraints on feedstock, intermediate and blendstock storage and product blending Limited flexibility in accepting opportunity crudes/feedstocks Inappropriate allocation of available tankage The consequences of these issues include excess working capital,…

Regional Pivot Points in Global Refining

Written by Monday, 13 August 2012 19:00
Over the last 7-8 years, major trade shifts have occurred in the global refining industry. The "old world order" essentially centred on Europe:   US East Coast (and Gulf Coast) exported to Europe (and some to Latin America)     Europe moved product to Africa, Latin America, and the US…

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