Global Refining & Petrochemicals

Fuels & Processing
Fuels & Processing

Finnish Researchers Utilize ABE Mixture in Gasoline

Researchers at Aalto University’s School of Chemical Technology in Finland reported July 10 in the American Chemical Society’s journal a novel liquid-liquid extraction process for the greater utilization of an acetone-butanol-ethanol mixture in gasoline.

Transportation & Logistics

VW Confirms N. America Diesel, Gasoline Mid-Size SUV Plans

Volkswagen of America confirmed July 14 that it will build a new, mid-size sport-utility vehicle—offering both diesel- and gasoline-engine types—at a Tennessee factory, with commercial sales due to begin by end-2016 or early 2017.

Transportation & Logistics

Rotterdam Gate LNG Terminal Project Moving Forward

Texas-based Fluor announced July 15 that it won a contract from Gate Terminal BV—a joint venture of Royal Vopak and Gasunie—to design and build a liquefied natural gas break-bulk terminal in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Fuels & Processing
Public Policy

U.S. EPA Urged to Raise 2014 Biodiesel RVO

On July 24, Sen. Al Franken and other Senate Democrats met with White House Counselor to the President John Podesta to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard with a focus on biodiesel.

Margins & Economics
Electric Power
Electric Power
Fuels & Processing

‘Just One Word … Plastics’

The U.S. shale gale is not just creating new infrastructure opportunities and market dynamics in the midstream and downstream sectors, it’s also revitalizing dormant petrochemical and plastics industries.