Distillate Markets

Marathon Unveils $2.5-Billion Garyville Refinery ULSD Expansion

Marathon Petroleum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) jointly announced April 23 that Marathon plans to file permit applications for a proposed ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) expansion project at its 522,000 barrel-per-day Garyville refinery, with an estimated capex of between $2.2 billion and $2.5 billion.

Fuels & Processing

Mississippi Supreme Court Seeks More Info in ‘Kemper’ IGCC Lawsuits

The Mississippi Supreme Court on April 21 ordered Mississippi Power Co. (MPC), the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) and Thomas Blanton—one of MPC’s customers suing over MPC’s nearly-complete, $5.2-billion, 545-megawatt ”Kemper” integrated-gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) plant—to address a new set of questions on the constitutionality of “construction-work-in-progress” (CWIP) electric-power rate recovery.

Carbon Capture & Storage
Electric Power
Regulation & Legislation

Shipping Owners Hail EU Parliament CO2-Monitoring Deal

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) on April 16 hailed a decision by the plenary session of the European Parliament on a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) scheme for regulating carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from ships calling at EU ports.