Joanne Shore

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Joanne Shore is the former Chief Industry Analyst for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit

Memorial Day Traditions And Travel

Memorial Day weekend is dedicated to commemorating all the men and women who gave their lives while serving in our country’s armed services. Across the river from our nation’s capital, flags are placed on graves in Arlington Cemetery, and towns...

/ May 24, 2016

Refiners and Tax Day: Producing More Than Just Fuels

By mid-January, news sources have thoroughly exhausted reports on American’s Yuletide spending and attention inevitably turns to the day of reckoning: Tax Day. Thanks to Abraham Lincoln, this year procrastinating taxpayers get a few extra days to file and that...

/ April 15, 2016

Export Salvation?

Another paper, “Exports: Last Demand Standing,” has claimed the U.S. crude market has reached its “proverbial wall” and only crude exports can save the industry. There frequently is a grain of truth in such studies, but the market is broader and...

/ April 14, 2015

Setting the Record Straight – U.S. Refineries Quickly Adjusting to a Changing U.S. Crude Supply

Writers have their bad days, and Reuters’ Market Analyst John Kemp apparently had one when he penned US refineries fast running out of flexibility on crude. Confusion, or a lack of understanding of the refining industry, is evident throughout Kemp’s...

/ October 10, 2014