Refining has experienced its fair share of cyclical peaks and troughs – but challenges that were not necessarily insurmountable. As Covid-19 continues to restrict growth, many industries have had to reconsider their positions. David Stent examines how the pandemic has hit the global sector.
Refiners have been targeted as primary emissions culprits, yet such perceptions overlook the real and tangible efforts refiners are engaging with in order to reduce their impact on the planet.
The World Refining Association sat down with John Cooper, Director General of FuelsEurope and Concawe to discuss the regulatory landscape for refining out to 2030.
Our long term partners, Arthur D. Little, have summarized how they forecast the outlook for the Latin American downstream sector, and more broadly the industry as a whole. Find out more details on the short term implications and explore the long term impact that Covid-19 will have on the industry by downloading their report.
Our article tackles considerations around the transition to greener energy which this short term crisis has brought to the forefront of the minds of many refiners and oil companies.
This article will assess the importance of Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) technologies for Refiners. It will look at current CCUS projects in Europe and explore the potential challenges that downstream players will face. Read more.
Alice Garton told us more about the importance of climate disclosure laws, the impact of the Paris Agreement on the downstream industry, how to avoid increasing risks in climate litigation, long term plans and targets and much more.
Arief Frianda, Digital Technology Engineer at Pt. Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk shared his views on IMO2020 and its impact on refining, latest adoptions by downstream refiners in Asia and the impact the technology will have on the downstream sector which will shape the industry in the coming decades.
In this interview, Peter tells us more about CPFD, why it was important for him and his team to attend ERTC, the importance of digitalization and of being pro-active in the refining industry.
The ARTC has a chat recently with Dr Marcio Wagner da Silva, Process Engineer & Project Manager for Petrobras. He shared his views and thoughts on IMO, Electric Vehicles and their impact on the refining industry as well as what he thinks are the main areas of technological investments in oil and gas.
Back in 2019, the ARTC team sat down with Pete Kwiatkowski, Director APAC at AP-Networks. Sharing his years of industry experience we discussed challenges facing the Petrochemical industry, achieving operational safety and efficiency, digitalization and AI which will shape the industry in the coming decades.
Robin Nelson tells us more about his role at Concawe, how the refinery of the future looks like, how to remain relevant as an industry in a low carbon future, Biofuels and how important it is to appeal to the X and Y generations.
In this Interview, Tracy tells us more about the 11 World’s Best Refineries and what makes them the best: they’re good at energy efficiency, reliability, they have high operating availability and they invest in the right technology.
Richard de Caux of BP tells us more about what factors are driving refining margins, the impact of MARPOL regulations and the long-term future of oil demand.
Christophe Vuillez, Senior Vice President Strategy, Development & Research for Refining & Chemicals, Total
Christophe Vuillez of Total speaks about his role, Total’s Joint Venture with Saudi Aramco, how they are responding to the increasing decarbonisation trend and the importance for the downstream industry to be creative, to develop new sills and to constantly innovate.