Refining

A Cautionary Tale – GHG NSPS Not Just for Utilities

Some in the refining industry breathed a sigh of relief when the Obama Administration signaled earlier this year that they would not propose a refinery greenhouse gas New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) while they were in office. In addition, environmental...

/ July 17, 2014

AFPM Comments on Proposed Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and New Source Performance Standards

AFPM Vice President of Regulatory Affairs David Friedman provided comments at an EPA public hearing in Wilmington, CA on July 16, 2014. AFPM appreciates the opportunity today to discuss our views on the EPA’s proposed refinery Risk and Technology Review rule....

/ July 14, 2014

Toxic Media Language

I object. “Toxic,” which is a perfectly good word, is being misused in the media where it is used most often to simply demonize chemicals and hydrocarbons. Toxic is commonly used as a synonym for “dangerous” or “life threatening” without...

/ July 9, 2014