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

NDPC Releases Bakken Crude Characterization Study

This falls under the adage “if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck.” The North Dakota Petroleum Council commissioned Turner, Mason & Company to look at the properties and quality of Bakken crude. Conclusions from “The North...

/ August 6, 2014

Divesting leaves the vulnerable in the dark

Harry C. Alford, president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, has written a guest blog for Petro Primer on the University of Dayton’s decision to divest coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool: Last month, the...

/ August 5, 2014

An American Manufacturing Renaissance: Wait for it…

Being a dinosaur and unfamiliar with social media, I was asked to write a blog on something near and dear to my heart. Since beer has little to do with petrochemicals, I guess I should talk about shale development and what...

/ August 5, 2014