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EIA: U.S. crude stocks and distillate inventories rise, gasoline stocks fall

U.S. crude stocks and distillate inventories rose while gasoline inventories fell in the week ending May 17.

Editorial Comment: Boosting bio-content in processing feeds: Challenges and solutions driving the energy transition

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Around the world, nations have instituted pathways to reduce emissions within their economies. These initiatives include various investments in carbon mitigation strategies such as boosting domestic renewables capacity, utilizing low-/zero-carbon fuels for power generation (e.g., green hydrogen), adding carbon capture technologies to projects and industrial installations, and increasing bio-content in transportation fuels, among others.

Indian refiner Reliance's April Russian oil imports up 11% month-to-month, India's Russian oil imports at 9-month high

India's Reliance Industries Ltd., operator of the world's biggest refining complex, shipped in about 351,600 bpd of Russian oil in April, up nearly 11% from the previous month.

Pemex is delivering only a fraction of feedstock to new Olmeca refinery

Mexican state energy company Pemex started sending 16,300 bpd of crude oil to its new Olmeca refinery this week, less than 5% of its total capacity, signaling another delay.

China's April gasoline exports fall to lowest level since July 2015 on recovering domestic demand

China's gasoline exports in April fell to the lowest level since July 2015, as domestic travel and fuel use increased in the recovering economy.

Russia to lift gasoline export ban

The Russian government has made a final decision to suspend the temporary ban on gasoline exports as the market is sufficiently supplied. The Energy Ministry has confirmed the information.

Mexico president's “dream” Pemex refinery hits another delay

Mexican state energy company Pemex started sending 16,300 bpd of crude oil to its new Olmeca refinery this week, less than 5% of its total capacity, signaling another delay.

China boosts crude oil storage amid soft refinery processing

The pace at which crude oil flowed into China's stockpiles increased in April as slower refinery processing outweighed a decline in imports.

Pakistan-China to sign MoU on oil-to-chemicals complex in June

During Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's visit to Beijing in June, China and Pakistan are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a crude-to-petrochemical refinery project.

China biofuel makers bet on sustainable aviation fuel

Biofuel firms are pouring more than $1 B into building China's first plants to turn waste cooking oil into aviation fuel for export and meet domestic demand, once Beijing mandates the fuel's use on airplanes to cut emissions.