Refining

Cybersecurity 101 in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Though it is largely unseen, cybersecurity permeates most, if not all, aspects of fuel and petrochemical manufacturing, ensuring our industries can function efficiently and without disruption. Given how critical this technology is to our sectors, and how vital of our...

/ February 7, 2019

A cellulosic biofuel reality check

Congress established the mandate for cellulosic biofuel under the RFS in 2007. The basic idea was that requiring ambitious volumes of cellulosic fuel to be incorporated into the fuel supply would create and simultaneously mature the market for cellulosic ethanol...

/ January 18, 2019

FACT CHECK: As petrochemical industry expands, facilities are getting cleaner

If you read the headlines in the news lately — “Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Plastics Are Predicted to Rise,” “New Texas petrochemical projects add millions of tons of greenhouse gas pollution, report finds” — you’d think emissions from the petrochemical...

/ December 10, 2018

After Active Duty, Veterans Find New Purpose in Refinery Work

When he was just 21, Andrew Kiefer McNeill served as the commanding officer of 30 Marines providing security “in a pretty hot area” of Iraq. McNeill knew he was serving a purpose. But he also knew that after four years...

/ November 30, 2018