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This biannual report covers country-specific supply and demand of oil, refined products, and petrochemicals for all global regions.
This biannual report provides an overview of existing refinery systems around the world, as well as country-specific plans for new refineries and refinery expansions and revamps.
This biannual report covers the output and demand of ethanol, biodiesel, biobutanol, and other emerging biofuels, as well as country-specific legislation requiring the production, blending, and use of biofuels.
Since it was launched in 2010, our Global Refinery Shutdown Roundup (GRSR) database has been widely used by:
Major challenges now facing refiners amid market uncertainty: What crudes to buy? What products to make?
Unplanned refinery shutdowns hit company earnings two ways: lost production and potential liabilities for excess flaring and unsafe operations.
The global refining business is pressing forward in a difficult operating environment in which only the best, most sophisticated refineries will be profitable. Complex refineries are considered the ones that can buy the cheapest feeds and convert them into the products the market wants using the most cost-effective processes in the near term with a long-term operational strategy. The cost factor is the key in maintaining profit margins.
At a time of volatile oil prices and crude supply uncertainty, many refiners around the world are again turning their attention to relatively less expensive, unconventional or opportunity crudes (opcrudes). Opcrudes generally include heavy sour grades, oilsand/bitumen, extra heavy oil, high TAN crudes, and oil shale. Refineries without a capability of handling opcrudes will lose out to the competition in the long term.
Extensive coverage of refining industry news in the US-Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Papers presented by various companies at the Opportunity Crudes conference held in Houston, TX in 2010.
Papers presented by various companies at the Opportunity Crudes conference held in Houston, TX in 2008.