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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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PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT – Trump advances DAPL and KXL; What does it Mean?

John Mayes and John Auers In the very first week of his Presidency, Donald Trump did a a somewhat rare thing for a politician, he quickly fulfilled a campaign promise by signing two Presidential Memoranda expediting the approval process for

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (And Now Also Ships) – How New IMO Bunker Regulations Could Take the Lead in Impacting Refinery Construction Activity

By John Auers and John Mayes Since Henry Ford first started the automotive revolution with his perfection of assembly line manufacturing methods, demand for transportation fuels has been the major driving force impacting investment in petroleum refining facilities.  As gasoline

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Backwards Masking, Phonetic Reversals and Other Crude Tricks

By John Auers and Elizabeth Hilbourn Pink Floyd’s song, “Empty Spaces,” contains a heavily-buried engineered reversed vocal in the beginning minute or so, that is described as a ‘secret message’: Congratulations. You’ve just discovered the secret message. Please send your

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An America First Energy Plan

By John Auers and Elizabeth Hilbourn Last Friday, many (just how many is certainly a point of contention) people watched, either in person or remotely, Donald J. Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. Shortly after, the White

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Will Alternative Fuels Rock the Fuels Market?

By Elizabeth Hilbourn Alternative rock is a genre of rock music that refers specifically to the punk/new wave-rooted style that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the early-mid 1990s. The term “alternative” was coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired bands on independent

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The Spinning Wheel of Gasoline and Distillate Demand

By John Auers and John Mayes The 1969 Blood, Sweat and Tears song – “Spinning Wheel” – begins with the words, “What goes up, must come down, Spinning wheel got to go round.”  Like a spinning wheel, U.S. gasoline and distillate

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Won’t Get Fooled Again – Refiners Become Cautious

By John Auers and Andy Hill In recent years refiners around the world have found lots of reasons to invest in new refinery projects.  Strong demand growth in the developing economies of Asia led to significant expansion, particularly in China

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Merry 3rd Day of Christmas

By John Auers We here at Turner, Mason & Company, both individually and collectively, continue to be blessed beyond belief and hope all of you receive similar blessings in the days and months to come.  We also wish that you

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Both Sides Now – U.S. Production Growth Returning?

John Auers and John Mayes The U.S. upstream industry can certainly relate to the feelings expressed in Joni Mitchell’s classic 1960’s folk song about clouds, especially given the dramatic ups and downs of just the last few years.  Domestic production

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