Author: John Auers
Executive VP with Turner, Mason & Company

“Together in Electric Dreams” – Electric Vehicle Evolution or Revolution?

By Ryan Couture and John Auers The promise of the electric car has been on the horizon since the late 1800s.  Many of the first automobiles were electric, back when internal combustion engines (ICE) were rudimentary, dirty and rough by

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – An Independent Look at the CE Delft Report

By John Mayes In our past blog series, “It Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Bunker,” we looked at the impacts that the upcoming International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations on the future of bunker fuel sulfur will have.  The pivotal meeting is

“That Ain’t My Truck” – Phase 2 Standards Impacts on Diesel Demand

By Ryan M. Couture and John Auers It is undeniable that the landscape for transportation is changing.  As regulations drive manufacturers to develop technology solutions to increase fuel efficiency, new incentives to move away from the duopoly of gasoline and

It Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Bunker – Part 4: What Do Impending New Bunker Specs Mean for Refiners

By John Mayes and John Auers While the final decision has yet to be announced, the probability of a shift to low sulfur bunker fuel in 2020 appears to be rapidly rising.  This transition will likely have a significant impact

It Ain’t Heavy, It’s My Bunker – Part 3: The Decision Looms

This week’s blog is by David St. Amand, President of Navigistics Consulting As Turner, Mason & Company previously posted in the first two parts to this blog back in February and March, the International Maritime Organization (IMO – a body of

Refining’s $15 Billion Expense

By Andy Hill, Ryan Couture and Beth Hilbourn While much of the world remains keenly focused on the price of crude oil, the refining industry is closely watching the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) go up.  The program has

Do Things Really “Go Better With Coke?”

This week’s blog is by Stuart Ehrenreich, director of Cascade Resources and Consulting.  Petroleum coke…when I mention that is the business I’m in during a cocktail party conversation I get some puzzled looks.  Some Hollywood types think it’s some sort

“Workin’ for a Livin’” – The U.S. Workforce Competitive Advantage

By Ryan M. Couture As we reflect on the Labor Day here in the U.S., it is important to remember all the workers who make this industry possible.  While Huey Lewis sung about “Workin’ for a Livin’” many of us

“King of All the World” – U.S. Refiners Still on Top, but for How Long?

By Ryan M. Couture and John R. Auers Over the last several years, U.S. refiners have climbed to the top of the global refining mountain, facilitated by both new developments and advantages that have been decades in the making.  This

“Ridin’ the Storm Out” – Will Hurricane Season Rebalance the Gulf?

By Ryan M. Couture and John R. Auers Our heartfelt condolences go out to those in southern Louisiana who have lost so much in the past couple of weeks to the “Storm with No Name.”  Despite the relative lack of