Refinery

FAA Reauthorization Takes Flight – Includes Buzzworthy Drone Language

Drones are cutting edge technology that have received an uptick in attention over the last couple of years—gaining notoriety despite their beneficial commercial and recreational uses. The occasional unauthorized flight over secure areas can cause a heightened sense of alert,...

/ February 23, 2016

Five Myths about Refinery Utilization and Turnarounds

The chart below (EIA data for utilization of U.S. refinery operable capacity) shows that refinery utilization in 2015 has been higher than the past five years. Some press articles have speculated that this will lead to more operational problems in...

/ August 26, 2015

AFPM Public Service Announcement: Don’t Drink and Drone

Friends don’t let friends drink and drone—but that’s just what happened to an inebriated off-duty employee from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in the early morning hours on January 26. And, it just so happened that his borrowed 2-foot by 2-foot...

/ February 2, 2015

An Open Letter to Procter & Gamble on Cellulosic Ethanol

In today’s Politico: Dear Procter & Gamble, We want to congratulate you on your new partnership with DuPont to buy cellulosic ethanol from their new plant in Iowa.  It is precisely these types of deals, forged in a free-market, that...

/ October 22, 2014