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“Start Me Up” – Refinery Construction Outlook Part 4: Latin America

By Robert Auers and John Auers Over the previous weeks, we have reviewed the refinery construction landscape in several regions around the world including North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  Today, we move back to the Western Hemisphere to focus

The Sad CAFE – What to Make of the Latest EPA Moves on Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (CAFE)

By Robert Auers and John Auers While “The Sad Cafe” certainly wasn’t one of the Eagles biggest hits, it held the distinction of being the final track on what was to be their last album (“The Long Run”).  But that

“Start Me Up” – Refinery Construction Outlook Part 3: Asia

By Robert Auers Over the previous weeks we have reviewed the refinery construction landscape in several regions around the world, including  Africa, North America and Europe.  Today we continue this series, focusing on Asia, the region where refinery construction activity

“Start Me Up” – Refinery Construction Outlook Part 2: North America and Europe

By Robert Auers Today, after taking a week off, we continue our series discussing various major refinery projects covered in our recently released World Refining Construction Outlook (WRCO).  Today we will focus on Europe and North America. North America –

Is Cushing Signaling Bullish Market Structure at Crossroads?

By Brian L. Milne, Editor, Product Manager with DTN Billing itself as the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World,” the Cushing crude oil supply hub in Oklahoma is the underlying delivery location for the West Texas Intermediate futures contract traded on

“Start Me Up” – Refinery Construction Outlook Part 1: Middle East and Africa

By Robert Auers Today we begin a series discussing various major refinery projects covered in our recently released World Refining Construction Outlook (WRCO).  We will start with the Middle East and Africa where we will see if major projects can

Why aren’t More United States Oil Refiners Renewable Fuel Producers, Also?

The question of the day is, “Why don’t more refiners own renewable fuel production facilities?” Like all broad questions, there are a myriad of answers. But I’m willing to step into the discussion since I don’t actually own either renewable

“I Walk the Line” – Global Refining Industry Attempts to Keep From Over Building

By John Auers The profitability of all manufacturing businesses is highly correlated with capacity utilization and certainly this applies to the refining industry. Utilization, in turn, is driven by both demand and supply factors.  While refiners can’t control demand; they

“I’d Love to Change the World” – Multiple TM&C Studies Analyze Impacts of Rapidly Changing Petroleum Markets on Industry Participants

By John Auers and John Mayes The past year was truly an eventful one for the oil industry, with major and potentially trend-setting developments in all segments of the business.  In thinking about this rapidly evolving environment, the early 70’s

“We come from the land of the ice and snow” – Can the World Follow Norway’s Example for EV Adoption?

By John Auers and Robert Auers Immigrant Song, released in 1970, was the leading single from Led Zeppelin’s third album (Led Zeppelin III) and described the Vikings leaving Scandinavia in search of new lands to conquer.  Today, Scandinavia (Norway, in

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