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Texas wants to be a leader in CCUS, but there's an ownership question to resolve first

Texas is one of the largest emitting states in the US and stands to become ground zero of the carbon management industry. But unlike other states, Texas law provides no clarity on ownership rights of pore space -- the empty underground cavities where...

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Texas wants to be a leader in CCUS, but there's an ownership question to resolve first

Energy, Energy Transition

Mixed fortunes for European feedstocks

With the energy crisis looming over Europe, many industries fear they will have to reduce production, including petrochemical crackers. These consumers of feedstocks such as naphtha and LPG are sensitive not only to high natural gas prices but also t...

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Mixed fortunes for European feedstocks

Energy, Oil, Refined Products

Used cooking oil: Is it the new liquid gold?

Used cooking oil (UCO) or vegetable oil unfit for human consumption has found a new life as feedstock for biofuels like Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME). UCO is also used to produce renewable distillates like sustainable aviation fuel and hydrot...

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Used cooking oil: Is it the new liquid gold?

Agriculture

US diesel stocks are starting off harvest season at historic lows

Record-low stock levels in US diesel markets could signal problems for the highly liquid product. Dry weather has dampened crop projections, and long-term backwardation has stifled diesel storage and movement between regions in the US. Associate refi...

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US diesel stocks are starting off harvest season at historic lows

Energy, Oil, Refined Products

New and old challenges facing the chemicals distribution industry, with Univar's Powell

In this episode of the Commodities Focus podcast, S&P Global Petrochemicals Editor Abdulaziz Ehtaiba talks with Univar Solutions’ Nick Powell, board member at FECC , about events like Russia's war in Ukraine, as well as factors like inflationary pres...

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New and old challenges facing the chemicals distribution industry, with Univar's Powell

Petrochemicals

EU Russian oil ban: How are fuel oil supply and demand fundamentals shifting

EU sanctions on Russian fuel oil have dramatically altered supply flows for high sulfur material within Europe, and while there is some trading activity still in the Mediterranean basin, most Russian fuel oil is heading to Singapore and elsewhere in ...

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EU Russian oil ban: How are fuel oil supply and demand fundamentals shifting

Shipping

Oil majors come out ahead on Inflation Reduction Act; outlook for independents ‘not as rosy’

Oil and natural gas industry groups were not pleased with the Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law Aug. 16, despite some positive elements for the sector, including provisions to ensure more oil and gas lease sales and expand carbon capture tax c...

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Oil majors come out ahead on Inflation Reduction Act; outlook for independents ‘not as rosy’

Energy, Oil

China’s private refiners on tenterhooks as Beijing kicks off fresh round of inspection

Beijing has been stepping up efforts to tighten supervision and standardize operations of its refining sector. It launched a series of investigations on refineries beginning April 2021. The latest round of inspections this month will focus mainly on ...

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China’s private refiners on tenterhooks as Beijing kicks off fresh round of inspection

Energy, Oil, Refined Products

Oil products trickle along the Rhine as low water levels bite

Record low water levels are hindering the transportation of naphtha, LPG, gasoline blending components and diesel, amongst other commodities, along the Rhine into regions of Germany, France and Switzerland leading to critically low inland stocks and ...

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Oil products trickle along the Rhine as low water levels bite

Shipping, Energy, Energy Transition, Hydrogen

Listen: US power markets are hot, hot, hot, but summer peak season is far from over

US summer power markets are just warming up. A heat wave hit the central US in mid-July , leading to multiple alerts and records across two grid footprints, and a late July heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to the Pacific Northwest, shrinki...

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Listen: US power markets are hot, hot, hot, but summer peak season is far from over

Energy, Electric Power, Natural Gas

Gasoline shipments on Colonial Pipeline are in high demand as imports decline

Even after US gasoline prices reached historic highs during the coronavirus pandemic, they somehow found more room to rise in 2022 after Russia invaded Ukraine . Strong demand and a lack of imports into the US Atlantic Coast resulted in unprecedented...

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Gasoline shipments on Colonial Pipeline are in high demand as imports decline

Shipping

Who’s ‘happy’ with the surprise budget deal? Ethanol producers, that’s who

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 would make available $369 billion in energy security and climate change spending over the next decade. The bill offers a mixed bag of wins and losses for an array of stakeholders. But the biofuel industry feels the...

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Who’s ‘happy’ with the surprise budget deal? Ethanol producers, that’s who

Agriculture

Supply-driven jet fuel market drops from record high despite summer boost

The days of vaccine certificates and COVID-19 tests for travel are long gone for most, and yet jet fuel demand doesn’t seem to have fully recovered from the pandemic. S&P Global Commodity Insights reporters Virginie Malicier and Maxim Kotenev tell Fr...

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Supply-driven jet fuel market drops from record high despite summer boost

Energy, Oil, Refined Products

To declare, or not to declare, a climate emergency, that is the question

So, what exactly would a climate emergency declaration free the Biden administration to do? Senior editor Jasmin Melvin posed that question to Liz Craddock , a partner at the Holland & Knight law firm. She joined the podcast to explain what authoriti...

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To declare, or not to declare, a climate emergency, that is the question

Energy, Electric Power, Natural Gas

Can the West enforce a global price cap on Russian oil?

As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine , the Biden administration is contemplating ways to starve the Russian economy of revenues, the bulk of which come from Russian oil and energy exports. As part of that effort, the US Treasury Department has...

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Can the West enforce a global price cap on Russian oil?

Energy, Oil