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Fuels & Processing

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.

Electric Power

Exelon, Pepco Apply To Merge In Maryland

Chicago, Ill.-based energy provider Exelon Corp. and Washington, D.C.-based utility Pepco Holdings Inc. recently filed for an application approval of their proposed merger with the Maryland Public Service Commission.

Transportation & Logistics

Gas-Recapture Scheme Offered In Idaho

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Blu. recently announced that it partnered with Intermountain Gas Co. to launch an innovative gas-recapture system at Blu.’s liquefied natural gas fueling station in Nampa, Idaho—the first of its kind in the country.

Transportation & Logistics

N. Dakota's Shale Prosperity Comes At A Price

In South Texas and North Dakota, where shale drilling has propelled U.S. oil production to the highest level in 28 years, thousands of 18-wheel trucks are rumbling to wells on roads designed decades ago for farmers to bring crops to markets.

Margins & Economics

Caltex to Idle Kurnell Refinery; Paz Profits Rise

In its first-half 2014 earnings report, Caltex revealed August 25 that it will commence the shutdown of its 124,500 barrels per day Kurnell, Australia, refinery in October, and complete conversion of that facility to a fuel-products import terminal.