Multi-Client Strategic Report Publication date:March 2017 Item#:C01600 Just Published. It's challenging and opportune time for refiners in current unstable oil market with benchmark WTI and Brent futures prices swinging $6-7/bbl during the first four months of this year. The volatility will remain in the foreseeable future despite efforts by OPEC and some non-OPEC members to cut production. The primary reason is a fast recovery of rather resilient US shale plays.
Worldwide Refinery Processing Review (Individual Technology) Publication date:1Q 2011 Item#:B1016
In light of the MTBE phase-out in the US, the increased blending of low-RVP ethanol, and concerns surrounding the safety of acid-catalyzed alkylation processes, the production of isooctane via the dimerization and hydrogenation of isobutane has become an attractive option for a number of refiners to yield a high-octane, low-RVP gasoline blending component.