Report: Preparing for Digital Downstream Supply Chain Capabilities

By Kent Landrum Director, Opportune LLP Overview Several major downstream companies have recently embarked upon large-scale digital transformations with anticipated capital spend tallying in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars. While these initiatives promise significant returns, not all small to midsize refining organizations are prepared to double down on digital and make investments…

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Press Release: Ahead of midterms, constituents meet with lawmakers to demand support for real net neutrality

In the wake of the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules that prevent internet providers from blocking and slowing traffic last December, the public backlash was swift and intense, with thousands taking to the streets and millions contacting their lawmakers. In the months since, the outrage has not diminished, and as the midterm elections near, voters are…

Report by XOS: Ensure Accurate Results for Sulfur & Chlorine Analysis in Biodiesels

BACKGROUND The use of biodiesel is rapidly becoming more popular due to growing trends both inside and outside the petroleum industry. The U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that production of biodiesel has increased by over 100 million gallons per month since 2011, with biodiesel making up 4% of total diesel consumption in 2016. Responding to…

By The Numbers, 9/12/2018

The EIA published its Weekly Petroleum Status Report.  Here are some highlights.  All items are in millions of barrels per day except inventories, which is billions total.  Dates are defined as week ending averages, except utilization rate which is a four week ending average.  The full report can be found here. Item 9/7/18 8/31/18 Crude…