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“Never Been Any Reason” – Trump Administration Considers Rollback of CAFE Standards

By John Auers Many words can and have been used to describe the first 100 days of the Trump Administration.  This landmark period, which actually ends next Saturday, has been termed everything from frightening to glorious, tumultuous to confusing, failing

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“With or Without You” – Which Refinery Projects Could Hold Key to Global Product Supply and Demand Part 4 – FSU and Europe

By:  John Auers and John Mayes In this last of our “round the world” examination of refinery capacity developments, we move on to a couple of adjacent regions with drastically different but somewhat interdependent dynamics.  Specifically, we will discuss the

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“With or Without You” – Which Refinery Projects Could Hold Key to Global Product Supply and Demand Part 3 – Middle East

By:  John Auers Last week, in the second of what will be a four-part series, we discussed the potential fate and impact of a variety of proposed large refinery capacity expansions in the fastest growing region of the world, Asia. 

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“With or Without You” – Which Refinery Projects Could Hold Key to Global Product Supply and Demand Part 2 – Asia

By:  John Auers Last week we discussed the potential fate and impact of a variety of proposed large refinery capacity expansions in the Western Hemisphere.   These are all projects that are included in the latest version of our World Refining

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“With or Without You” – Several Refinery Projects Could Hold Key to Global Product Supply and Demand Part 1 – Western Hemisphere and Atlantic Basin

By:  John Auers As in any industry, economic prospects for refiners depend on both supply and demand developments.  On the demand side, refiners are dependent on market developments over which they have little control – economic growth, competition from alternatives,

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Just What I Needed – DAPL to Help Revive Bakken Production?

BY Andy Hill, John Mayes and John Auers While activity in the Permian basin has been booming of late and even the Eagle Ford has shown strong signs of reversing the steep declines seen over the last 18 months, the

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“Come Sail Away” – The Opportunities and Challenges of the Refined Products Export Model

By John R. Auers Over the last few weeks and months we’ve devoted a variety of blogs to various aspects of the rapidly changing petroleum supply and demand  balance in the U.S.  One of the most dramatic changes has been

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“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” – Confusion Reigns on What’s to Become of the RFS Program

By John Mayes and John Auers Government programs can often be very confusing and arbitrary and what’s worse, they can sometimes change at the whim of policymakers.   For refiners, there is perhaps no rule which has exemplified these qualities more

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“On the Road Again” or Rather “When Will Motorists Get on the Road Again?” – A Key Question Being Asked by U.S. Refiners

John Auers and John Mayes While low prices have made life tough for U.S. crude producers over the last couple of years, those same low prices have been a cause of celebration for motorists and refiners alike.  They have resulted

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Down in Mexico – When it Comes to Oil, There’s a Lot Going On South of the Border

Authors:  John Auers and John Mayes The song, “Down in Mexico,” has traveled an interesting path since it was first recorded by the Coasters in the late 1950’s.  Since then, it has appeared in a Quentin Tarantino film (Death Proof)

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