Global Refining & Petrochemicals

Margins & Economics
Electric Power

Cluff Wins Three More UCG Licenses in U.K.

U.K.-based Cluff Natural Resources (CNR) announced August 12 that it won three more conditional underground-coal gasification (UCG) licenses from the U.K. Coal Authority.

Margins & Economics

Motor Fuel Group Acquires Murphy U.K. Fuel Stations

U.K.-based Motor Fuel Group announced August 11 that it signed a deal to buy all 228 of Murphy Oil Co.’s company-owned retail-fuel stations along with 200 contract dealer stations in the U.K., but didn’t disclose the purchase price.

Public Policy

regon Agriculture Department Clarifies Biodiesel Rule

The Oregon Department of Agriculture recently announced it sent notices to over 400 retail fuel establishments throughout the state reminding them that diesel blended with 6% to 20% biodiesel may not marketed as regular diesel by law.

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