Global Refining & Petrochemicals

Margins & Economics
Fuels & Processing

ExxonMobil Chemical Gets Cracking

Initial investments in U.S. olefins production within the petrochemical industry are taking tangible form. Among the latest is ExxonMobil Corp.’s ethane cracker and polyethylene (PE)  in Texas.

Electric Power

Some Retiring U.S. Power Plants May Not Require Replacement

Despite strict carbon-reduction regulations expected to come down on the power-generation sector in the U.S. in the coming years, many retiring nuclear and coal power plants may not need to be replaced on a megawatt-to-megawatt basis, according to a recent survey-based report conducted by Black and Veatch.

Margins & Economics
Public Policy

N.C. District Court Upholds Ethanol-Blending Law

The North Carolina Petroleum and Convenience Marketers Association announced August 14 that the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina upheld the state’s law designed to expand ethanol blending opportunities for marketers.

Transportation & Logistics
Electric Power
Public Policy
Margins & Economics
Margins & Economics

Saras 2Q 2014: Refining Down, IGCC Power Up

Italy-based oil refiner and integrated gasification combined cycle power producer Saras announced August 8 that its second quarter (2Q) refining segment comparable earnings before interest and taxes posted a net loss of €84.3 million, down from a net loss of €61.4 million in 2Q 2013.