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

Sustainable Transportation Fuels: Keller, A.  |  Keller, M.  |  Wallsgrove, C.

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a regulation that requires refineries in the U.S. to output a certain percentage of their fuel from renewable sources, such as plants or animal waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum proportion of renewable fuel every year. The goal of the RFS is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

Tackle operational challenges with FCC coprocessing applications

BASF: Vincent, G.  |  Riva, S.
Axens: Barrios, F.  |  Dubois, F.
Technip Energies: Golczynski, S.

Refiners are actively developing new solutions to decarbonize their finished products—such as transportation fuels or commodity chemicals—as part of the energy transition. As a result, refiners are now exploring the co-feeding of alternative feedstocks, including renewable and recyclable crude oils, as a means of lowering the carbon footprint of their products.

Hydrocarbon value chain optimization: Non-CAPEX opportunities to improve gross margins for the downstream sector—Part I

Trindent Consulting: Wan, K.Y.

The oil and gas industry comprises some of the most complicated manufacturing processes, involving mining, transportation, refining, distribution and retail.

U.S. to close Northeast gasoline reserve with 1-MMbbl sale

President Joe Biden's administration will sell nearly 1 MMbbl of gasoline in the U.S.-managed stockpile in northeastern states as required by law, effectively closing the near decade-old reserve.

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

U.S. crude stocks and distillate inventories rose while gasoline inventories fell in the week ending May 17.

Editorial Comment: Boosting bio-content in processing feeds: Challenges and solutions driving the energy transition

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Around the world, nations have instituted pathways to reduce emissions within their economies. These initiatives include various investments in carbon mitigation strategies such as boosting domestic renewables capacity, utilizing low-/zero-carbon fuels for power generation (e.g., green hydrogen), adding carbon capture technologies to projects and industrial installations, and increasing bio-content in transportation fuels, among others.

Indian refiner Reliance's April Russian oil imports up 11% month-to-month, India's Russian oil imports at 9-month high

India's Reliance Industries Ltd., operator of the world's biggest refining complex, shipped in about 351,600 bpd of Russian oil in April, up nearly 11% from the previous month.

Pemex is delivering only a fraction of feedstock to new Olmeca refinery

Mexican state energy company Pemex started sending 16,300 bpd of crude oil to its new Olmeca refinery this week, less than 5% of its total capacity, signaling another delay.

China's April gasoline exports fall to lowest level since July 2015 on recovering domestic demand

China's gasoline exports in April fell to the lowest level since July 2015, as domestic travel and fuel use increased in the recovering economy.

Russia to lift gasoline export ban

The Russian government has made a final decision to suspend the temporary ban on gasoline exports as the market is sufficiently supplied. The Energy Ministry has confirmed the information.