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., Valavarasu, G., Rao, P. V. C., Sriganesh, G., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL); Kumar, P., Hindustan Petroleum Green R&D Center, Hindustan Petroleum

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.

China raises 1st batch of 2018 oil product export quotas by 30%

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — China raised refined products export quotas to its four state oil majors by 30 percent in the first batch of allowances for 2018, a document reviewed by Reuters showed on Thursday.

Hanwa and Integr8 Fuels added to Platts' Asia bunker MOC process

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — S&P Global Platts added Hanwa Singapore Pte Ltd and Integr8 Fuels Inc last week to its Asia Market On Close (MOC) assessment process for Singapore physical bunkers, the company said in a note seen on Wednesday.

Chinese customs seizes $13 MM worth of smuggled fuel

BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese customs in Nanjing city has seized 12 Mt of smuggled fuel worth $12.98 MM, state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.

US renewable fuel credits pressured by biodiesel tax credit optimism

CHICAGO (Reuters) — US renewable fuel credits remained under pressure on Thursday as expectations mounted that lawmakers may soon renew a $1/gal rebate for biodiesel blenders that could curb worries over tight supplies in the thinly-traded market.