Refining & Processing - Policy & Regulation

Border-Adjustment Tax Plan Could Trigger Wide-Ranging Implications

President-elect Donald Trump recently suggested that he would support a border-adjustment tax, essentially a tariff on imports in order to incentivize American-made manufacturing for export. 

Dec 30, 2016

Trump Taps EPA Foe To Run Agency

Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt has led multiple legal attacks against the EPA for what he sees as a broad overreach.

Dec 9, 2016

Analysts: Oil And Gas Primed For Success In Trump Years

The possibility of a trade war worries ICF analysts, but the new administration’s policies are expected to help the energy industry.


Dec 8, 2016

EPA Increases 2017 Biofuel Volume Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Nov. 23 finalized renewable volume obligations (RVOs) and associated percentage standards that apply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) in calendar year 2017 for conventional biofuels and in calendar year 2018 for biomass-based diesel—well ahead of the statutory deadline of Nov. 30.

Nov 23, 2016

Can Egypt’s Downstream Sector Make The Economic Leap?

Amid the political turmoil affecting Egypt’s economy, and the soaring local consumption of refined and petrochemical products, the Egyptian government is facing a tough challenge to meet the local demand first and then move to export to generate much needed foreign currency to offset the growing budget deficit. 

Abdelghani Henni
Oct 28, 2016

Catalysis 2016: Meeting Business And Regulatory Objectives

The global catalyst market is expected to be worth $6.2 billion by 2022, according to the most recent assessments from market analysts. 

Rene Gonzalez
Oct 26, 2016