Jeff Hazle

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Jeff Hazle is the former Senior Director of Refining Technology for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit

Petrochemicals at the AFPM Annual Meeting – the technical sessions are not just for petroleum refiners

It is not uncommon for stereotypes to be repeated long after they are no longer valid and to be considered received wisdom even in the face of evidence to the contrary.

/ February 16, 2016

Round Up the Usual Suspects: New technologies in “old” sessions

Some things don’t change and allow me to say “thank goodness for that” because dealing with changes can be exhausting. So I’m sure that you will find it reassuring to know that you can count on certain elements of the...

/ February 8, 2016

Economics of a Carbon Tax

In response to an op-ed in the Washington Post by Robert Samuelson, a letter to the editor from Citizens’ Climate Lobby published on January 1 stated that private investors have no economic incentive to fund research and development in low...

/ January 27, 2016

New Annual Meeting Sessions in 2016

The petrochemical and petroleum refining industries are always in flux. Whether it is new supplies like oil sands-derived synthetic crudes or tight oil crudes and condensates; new technologies like modelling enabled by advanced-computing power; improved sensor technologies; or new market...

/ January 8, 2016