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The absurdity of electric cars and biofuels

Although they are very different industries, electric cars and biofuels face a similar problem: their products receive a significant boost from government policy, but they still have to entice consumers to purchase government-endorsed products that are more expensive and, at...

/ May 7, 2015

Pressure for Permitting Reform

Ask any manufacturer – at any point in the supply chain – what their most pressing challenges are, and there is a high chance that permitting delays will be at the top of their lists.

/ May 5, 2015

Turnaround Time For Refiners

Before the summer driving season begins, when fuel usage is higher than in the previous winter months, roughly one fifth of American refineries embark on a major turnaround – a time when all or part of a refinery is shut down...

/ April 22, 2015

RIN Tutorial

As corn-based RIN prices have reportedly risen as a result of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) announcement on April 10, now might be a good time to ask: what exactly is a RIN? It’s a simple question with a complex answer,...

/ April 15, 2015