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Fuels & Processing
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.

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

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.

Public Policy
Fuels & Processing

LNG Ships Only ‘Slightly’ Cut Net GHGs

A new study by University of Delaware and the Rochester Institute of Technology for the U.S. Maritime Administration finds that ships running on LNG instead of conventional bunker fuels only would cut net greenhouse gas emissions “slightly.”

Margins & Economics

Saudi Aramco Backs Siluria in Funding Round

San Francisco, Calif.-based gas-to-liquids technology developer Siluria Technologies has closed on a $30-million Series D financing round led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the venture-investment subsidiary of Saudi Aramco.

Fuels & Processing

Cyber Survey Challenges Prevailing Sense of Security

Corporate cybersecurity does not suffer from a lack of general awareness, a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) survey of CEOs confirmed. It’s how that awareness has veered into overconfidence that concerns the “Big Four” auditor and professional services giant.

Fuels & Processing