- Global Energy Infrastructure
Wright, Tim L.
Biofuels are growing up in Europe. From an exotic outlet for European Union (EU) agricultural product in the 1990s, to a boutique fuel for the green consumer in the 2000s, now today’s industry ha..
The economic pressures that have progressively ring-fenced oil products for the transportation sector over the last 40 years are about to get a significant boost from Europe’s new world-spanning ..
Here is a thesis on energy that’s being expounded at the heart of European policy-making these days: Thirty years after peak oil per capita and at the apex of peak globalization, the machines and..
Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Biofuels / Crude oil / Diesel / Economics / Europe / Gasoline / Middle East
These are nervous times in energy markets and on the bridges of oil tankers. Things are going belly up for oil users (which is everyone). And, as I fly home from International Petroleum (IP) week in L..
Like for the local couple that went long-distance ice skating here on the Swedish west coast recently, there are disconcerting rumblings of change underfoot in the European refining industry. This cou..
Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Biofuels / Crude oil / Diesel / Economics / Europe / Gasoline / Management / Middle East / Octane
Although I’ve watched it coming, it still feels like a historic moment to see the oil industry pack up its things and leave. If you sell catalysts, pumps, inspection services, display ads or anti..
In November 2009, I wrote about how the world’s downstream consultants seemed almost to be vying to ring up the most pessimistic prognosis for refinery closures. A year on, there’s little to..
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Americas / Asia/Pacific / Carbon Management / Crude oil / Engineering & Design / Equipment / Europe / Greenhouse Gases / Loss Prevention / Middle East
European refiners are nearing the end of a decade of rapid change—some might say a revolution—in fuel specifications. For road fuels, at least, sulfur levels have gone from being a political..
Environment & Safety / Process Optimization / Refining / Biofuels / Crude oil / Diesel / Distillation / Economics / Engineering & Design / Environment / Gasoline / Loss Prevention / Safety
“Analyze this” is the fad quote and action that actor Robert De Niro famously demands of his unwilling therapist in the film of the same name. Playing Paul Vitti, a New York gangland supremo..
This month, I had a chance to verify my armchair thesis that all liquid biofuels will end up in the air—diverted to the passenger aviation industry and the world's air forces. At a fuel forum att..
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