Refining

Papers Can’t Handle the Truth: Refiners Have a Handle on Crude

Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.”  In the case of lifting the restrictions on crude oil exports Mr. Twain would be right. Recent op-eds in the New...

/ August 13, 2014

Pop Quiz on Refining Capacity

Pop Quiz: How many states do not have a petroleum refining facility? Name the state with the 3rd largest crude distillation capacity (after Texas and Louisiana). How about the 4th largest? How many petroleum refineries are there in the US?...

/ August 7, 2014

Lowering the Ozone Standard Good for Public Health? Show us the Science

At the outset of this post, I hope we can all agree that everyone wants clean air. AFPM’s members and their families live in the communities they serve and have as much interest in clean air as any government bureaucrat...

/ July 31, 2014

U.S. Refineries Competitive Positions

I recently participated at the Energy Information Administration’s 2014 Energy Conference, and during a panel discussion on world product trade, took the opportunity to address issues not raised in recent ICF and IHS studies that supported crude exports. Contrary to...

/ July 29, 2014