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Review of co-processing of biocrudes in oil refineries

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Liquid intermediates from pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) can be co-processed in an oil refinery along with conventional crude oil. After pyrolysis, the vapors are condensed to give a dark brown fast pyrolysis bio-oil (FPBO). In fast pyrolysis, biomass is quickly heated to around 500 °C in the absence of oxygen.

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EIA: US crude oil production will increase to new records in 2023 and 2024

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In its January 2023 Short-Term Energy Outlook , the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that crude oil production in the United States will average 12.4 In 2022, US crude oil production averaged an estimated 11.9 EIA based the forecast on expectations of crude oil prices and infrastructure capacity additions.

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Imperial Oil and E3 Lithium partner on lithium pilot project, redeveloping historic oil field

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The pilot will support E3 Lithium’s Clearwater project, which will draw lithium from under the Leduc oil field, Imperial’s historic discovery that first launched major oil and gas development in Western Canada. —Jason Iwanika, director of commercial business development at Imperial.

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Equatorial Guinea, DRC to develop joint oil refinery and storage facilities

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These include the financing and construction of an oil refinery in the DRC to be owned jointly by both countries to meet regional demand for refined petroleum products, along with the construction of storage facilities for refined products. —Equatorial Guinea’s Minister Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima.

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ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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US Treasury allows Chevron to resume oil production in Venezuela, delivery to US only

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from receiving profits from the oil sales by Chevron. Chevron is one of the leading private oil companies in Venezuela; its legacy dates back to the Boscán Field discovery in the 1920s. interest in Petroindependencia, which includes the Carabobo 3 extra heavy oil project (4° to 16° API) located in three blocks in the Orinoco Belt.

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EIA: Crude oil demand returns faster than supply, increasing prices and reducing inventories

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The price of US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is near its highest level since 2014, increasing rapidly from low prices in mid-2020 as demand returns faster than supply, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). US crude oil inventories were 440.3 Crude oil inventories reached a recent low of 413.9

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EIA forecasts crude oil prices will decline through 2023

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Global oil consumption outpaced oil production for the six consecutive quarters ending with the fourth quarter of 2021 (4Q21), which has led to persistent withdrawals from global oil inventories and significant increases in crude oil prices.

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IDTechEx: motors with oil cooling became the dominant form in the electric car market in 1H 2022

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In the first half of 2022, motors with oil cooling became the dominant form in the electric car market, taking 50% market share, according to a report from IDTechEx. IDTechEx is predicting oil to gain an even greater market share with purely water jacket-cooled motors remaining in a significant way. This is where oil cooling comes in.

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EIA expects continued high prices for diesel and home heating oils

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that low inventories of distillate fuels, which are primarily consumed as diesel fuel and heating oil, will lead to high prices through early 2023. million barrels per day of crude oil and petroleum products in 2023, down 14% from estimated 2022 production.

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EIA: China processed record amounts of crude oil in 2021 but exported less gasoline and diesel

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China processed record amounts of crude oil in 2021 to meet rising domestic consumption of petroleum products, according to analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, China processed a record 14 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil in 2021, a 4.6%

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Biden authorizes release of more than 180M barrels of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve; 1M bpd for 6 months

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In an effort to address the rapidly increasing cost of gasoline, President Biden authorized the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day for the next six months—more than 180 million barrels—from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). million barrels of sweet and 200,000 barrels of sour crude oil. President George W.

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3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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Big Oil has frequently been chided for merely trying to burnish its green credentials, and so far, it has done little to convince us that it is truly moving forward to greenness. Let this sink in: In 2018, Big Oil spent less than 1% of its combined budget on green energy projects. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com. 2 Total SA.

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EIA: US crude oil exports reached record levels in 2020 and remain high in 2021

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Despite volatility in global oil markets, US crude oil exports reached a record high in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). As of 9 July 2021, US crude oil exports have averaged 3.00 The most recent four-week rolling average of US crude oil exports reached 3.51 million barrels per day (b/d).

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EIA expects record global petroleum consumption in 2024, with lower crude oil prices

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EIA expects crude oil prices to decrease through 2023 and 2024, even as petroleum consumption increases, largely because growth in crude oil production in the United States and abroad will continue to increase over the next two years. Areas of uncertainty include Russian oil supply and OPEC production. per gallon in 2024.

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Study finds carbon emissions benefits of reduction in oil demand depend on size of drop and global oil market structure

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New research led by Mohammad Masnadi, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, offers a closer look at the relationship between decreasing demand for oil and a resilient, varied oil market—and the carbon footprint associated with both.

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Goodyear offering second tire with soybean oil; Endurance WHA

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced a new formulation of its popular Endurance WHA waste haul tire made with a renewable soybean oil compound. The Endurance WHA is now made with soybean oil, which replaces a portion of the petroleum-based materials used in its production. Earlier post.). “In

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EIA: proved reserves of US natural gas established a new record; oil reserves increased by 16% at the end of 2021

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In 2021, proved reserves of natural gas set a new record in the United States, and proved reserves of crude oil and lease condensate increased, but not quite to pre-pandemic levels, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2021, Texas’s annual crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves increased by 12% (1.9

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EIA estimates decrease in global surplus crude oil production capacity in 2022

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As of May 2022, surplus crude oil production capacity in non-OPEC countries decreased by 80% compared with 2021, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) new report Global Surplus Crude Oil Production Capacity. In 2021, 1.4

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bp sells its Sunrise oil sands interest to Cenovus, picks up interest in Bay du Nord project

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bp has agreed to sell its 50% interest in the Sunrise oil sands project in Alberta, Canada, to Calgary-based Cenovus Energy, the other owner of the Sunrise project. In Canada, bp will no longer have interests in oil sands production and will shift its focus to future potential offshore growth.

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EIA expects increased US crude oil production, with continued high petroleum prices in 2022

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that US crude oil production will average 11.9 Despite the increases in production, EIA expects the Brent crude oil price to remain above $100 per barrel this year, according to the agency’s May 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). million barrels per day this year and 12.8

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Production of crude oil as a percentage of proved reserves: Recent worldwide and US trends

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In this analysis, I examined the relation between crude-oil production and crude-oil reserves in the world overall and in the United States alone. The variable of interest was the amount of crude oil produced as a percentage of proved reserves of crude oil. For the world, production of crude oil in 1980 represented 3.4%

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OMV says it will stop oil and gas production by 2050 in transformation to net-zero

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Austria-based OMV, an international, integrated oil, gas and chemicals company, announced its intention to become a net-zero (Scope 1, 2 and 3) company by no later than 2050. The gradual decline foresees a decrease in crude oil production by around 30% and natural gas production by around 15% by 2030.

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Researchers develop large-scale, economical method to extract hydrogen from oil sands and oil fields

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Canadian researchers have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. The process can extract hydrogen from existing oil sands reservoirs, with huge existing supplies found in Canada and Venezuela. Proton Technologies is commercializing the process.

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T&E: Europe burns 19 million bottles of sunflower and rapeseed oil every day in cars

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A new analysis by European environmental NGO Transport & Environment finds that Europe burns more than 17,000 tonnes of rapeseed and sunflower oil every day—the equivalent of 19 million 1-liter bottles. Supermarkets have had to ration vegetable oils and prices are soaring. In a time of scarcity we must prioritize food over fuel.

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US EIA: US crude oil production fell by 8% in 2020, the largest annual decrease on record

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US crude oil production averaged 11.3 The production decline resulted from reduced drilling activity related to low oil prices in 2020. The production decline resulted from reduced drilling activity related to low oil prices in 2020. In January 2020, US crude oil production reached a peak of 12.8 million b/d. million b/d.

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Indian Oil signs MOU with LanzaJet on sustainable aviation fuel production in India

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Indian Oil Corporation, India’s leading energy major, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with LanzaJet to explore the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production in India. As a rapidly developing country, India’s energy transition will play a pivotal role in global energy markets.

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Neste studying transitioning Porvoo refinery to a renewable & circular site; ending crude oil refining in mid-2030s

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Building on its capability of proactive transformation, Neste has initiated a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo, Finland to non-crude oil refining and into a globally leading renewable and circular solutions site. The refining capacity of crude oil is approximately 10.5 Porvoo refinery. million ton/a.

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Novvi LLC begins production of 100% renewable base oils & process oils

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Novvi LLC announced the successful start-up of its Deer Park, TX plant, where it is manufacturing and marketing 100% renewable base oils ( NovaSpec Base Oils ) for the lubricants industry, and 100% renewable process oils for polymer, adhesives, and personal care industries. Novvi is a joint venture of Amyris, Inc.,

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bp Statistical Review shows 4.5% drop in primary energy consumption in 2020; mainly driven by oil

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This fall was driven mainly by oil, which accounted for almost three quarters of the net decline. World oil production fell for the first time since 2009 by 6.6 Oil consumption also dropped for the first time since 2009 by a massive 9.1 The oil price (Dated Brent) averaged $41.84/bbl million b/d) and non-OPEC (-2.3

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ETH Zurich catalyst can convert polypropylene directly into motor oil with high selectivity

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With tuning, the catalyst can achieve a selectivity of 80% toward motor oil (C 21 –C 45 ). Following this strategy, the selectivity of 80% toward motor oil (C 21 –C 45 ) can be achieved. A paper on their work is published in ChemSusChem. The work provides some guidelines for catalyst design in the field of plastic hydrocracking.

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7-Eleven EV charging, BMW EV interface, peak ICE and peak oil: Today’s Car News

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Peak ICE vehicle sales is already in the past and peak oil is just a few years ahead. BMW confirms a futuristic EV interface that puts the windshield to use. And how will 7-Eleven’s charging network take form? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Hertz will triple EV fleet at America's Big Oil nerve center

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Hertz this week announced plans to nearly triple its EV rental fleet in the heart of America's oil industry. The rental giant plans to bring 2,100 EVs to Houston, as well as an "EV fast-charging hub" at Houston Hobby airport that will serve both ride-hailing drivers and the general public, according to a company press release.

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Study finds global oil demand likely to grow despite pandemic, climate policies

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected both consumer and commercial transportation, but global oil demand will probably continue to grow through 2030, according to a new study. In three of the four scenarios, global oil demand continued to grow through 2030. Lines represent global oil demand by study scenario.

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EIA forecasts rising global oil production will limit price increases

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In the June Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that rising global production of petroleum and other liquid fuels (driven by OPEC, Russia, and the United States) will limit price increases for global crude oil benchmarks Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI). million b/d in 2021 and 11.5

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The SUV market is fueling global oil demand, clouding CO2 targets

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A strong SUV market is leading to higher oil demand today, and may make future carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets harder to achieve, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). New IEA analysis found that global CO2 emissions from SUVs reached nearly 1.1 billion tons in 2022, overshadowing increased sales from electric cars.

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White House: OPEC+ oil production increases “simply not enough”

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On Wednesday, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan issued a statement calling on OPEC+ to increase oil production: While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the pandemic until well into 2022. Just one day after the U.S.

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Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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The fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants and the food industry. The first car freighter was refueled for the first time with this oil in mid-November 2020 and a second ship is due to follow at the beginning of 2021. This way, we reuse waste oil in an environmentally compatible way.

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Biden bans import of Russian oil, gas, coal with immediate effect; Putin to block exports of “certain products and raw materials”

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President Joe Biden issued an executive order banning the importation from Russia of crude oil; petroleum; petroleum fuels, oils, and products of their distillation; liquefied natural gas; coal; and coal products. In 2021, Russian oil was just under 10% of US overall imports of oil.

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Marathon Petroleum, ADM to form soybean oil JV to support renewable diesel production

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MPC) and ADM announced an agreement to form a joint venture for the production of soybean oil to supply rapidly growing demand for renewable diesel fuel. When complete in 2023, the Spiritwood facility will source and process local soybeans and supply the resulting soybean oil exclusively to MPC. Marathon Petroleum Corp.

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ExxonMobil announces significant oil discovery at Whiptail, offshore Guyana

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The Whiptail-1 well encountered 246 feet (75 meters) of net pay in high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs. Drilling is also ongoing at the Whiptail-2 well, which has encountered 167 feet (51 meters) of net pay in high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs.

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EPA proposing RFS pathways for biofuels made from canola oil via hydrotreating; diesel, jet, naphtha, LPG, heating oil

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathways for certain biofuels that are produced from canola/rapeseed oil ( earlier post ) and is providing an opportunity for comment on the Agency’s lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis of these pathways.

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DOE to award up to $32M to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas sector

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $32 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002616 ) toward the research and development of new monitoring, measurement, and mitigation technologies to help detect, quantify, and reduce methane emissions across oil and natural gas producing regions of the United States.

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