Global Refining & Fuels

Margins & Economics
Margins & Economics

U.S. Fed All-In on 'All-of-the-Above’ Clean Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled April 16 a draft loan-guarantee solicitation of up to $4 billion to support the development and subsequent deployment of innovative renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases (GHGs).

Margins & Economics

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
Public Policy

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.

Fuels & Processing
Electric Power
Margins & Economics

D6 RINs Rise in March; D7 Cellulosic Diesel RINs Generated

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported April 14 that more than 1.16 billion D6 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) were generated in March—up 10.6% from the 1.049 billion generated in February—and bringing the year-to-date total to just over 3.38 billion RINs.

Fuels & Processing

Turkey Evolving into Regional Energy Epicenter

Over the past three years, Turkey has experienced some of the fastest growth in energy demand of countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), new analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows.

Fuels & Processing

Scientists Find Less-Intensive Way to Make Ethanol

If there ever was a suitable disclaimer for the novel technology Matthew Kanan and his research team at Stanford University (Calif.) came up with for making liquid hydrocarbons from carbon monoxide (CO), it would likely read as follows: “No food crops were harmed during the making of this ethanol.”