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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

RFA E85 Study is a Worthy Shakespearean Plot

Upon hearing of his wife’s death, Shakespeare’s MacBeth starts into a soliloquy about the insignificance of life, lamenting,  … It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. If it was ever thus, it...

/ October 8, 2014

Bi-Bi, RFS

There’s not much these days that can unite Republicans and Democrats. But there is one issue that has bipartisan agreement: the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is fundamentally broken. In the last week, there were two op-eds published in The Hill...

/ October 8, 2014

I Don’t Appreciate Your Condensate Tone. Wait… What’s a Condensate?

The Department of Commerce commodity classification decision allowing the export of condensates in one specific instance earlier this year fanned the flames of the crude oil export debate. A previous Petro Primer post discusses why this decision was erroneously misinterpreted as...

/ October 1, 2014