Diesel Fuel

Distillate Markets
Distillate Markets

Exploiting Oil-Shale Reserves In The Green River

Utah-based Red Leaf Resources has launched construction of a pioneering project aimed at producing a type of crude oil from the U.S.’s vast oil-shale reserves—a crude especially suited for upgrading to ultralow sulfur diesel (ULSD) and kero-jet.

Regulation & Legislation
Fuels

Axens Wins MOL Hydrocracking-Unit Revamp

Refinery technology specialist Axens announced August 27 that it won a contract from Hungary-based MOL to revamp the “DMHCK” mild hydrocracking and fluid catalytic cracking feed hydrotreater at MOL’s 162,000 barrel per day Danube refinery in Hungary.

Transportation

Maersk Results Improve; NOL Losses Grow

Denmark-based global shipping giant Maersk Line announced August 19 that its second quarter (2Q) 2014 profits rose to $547 million, from $439 million in 2Q 2013.

Distillate Markets
Distillate Markets
Distillate Markets

Light-Crude Flood Survival Tips, Part I

As light crude oil disseminates throughout the U.S., refiners are faced with processing a wide range of blended crudes, foreign companies are forced to develop operations strategies in light of this supply and exporting processed condensates becomes a viable alternative.

Regulation & Legislation

Railyard Diesel Exhaust Not ‘Solid Waste'

The U.S. Appeals Court for the Ninth Circuit on August 20 upheld a lower court ruling that rejected a lawsuit brought by “greens” claiming that railyards should be hit by “solid waste” regulations for their diesel particulate matter emissions.

Regulation & Legislation

Bosch Refutes Euro-6 Diesel-Car Low Efficiency

A new analysis by automotive components giant Bosch contradicts a recent claim by “green” advocates that upcoming Euro-6 diesel cars mostly will employ relatively low-efficiency exhaust gas recirculation for cutting nitrogen oxides emissions.