Oil and Gas

The Ability to Look Ahead is Key in Pipeline Energy Management

If demand charges didn’t continuously alter energy rates, it would be simpler to optimize hydrocarbon pipeline energy consumption. But, demand charges are a fact of life, and they can significantly… Read more »

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Learn How Schneider Can Help You at Xperience Efficiency 2013 Dallas

Early this month we completed the first leg of our Xperience Efficiency 2013 tour, a new event that showcases the breadth and depth of Schneider Electric’s offerings for driving energy… Read more »

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LNG Exports and All That Gubbins (Part 1)

This post is more of an appetizer compared to a more hearty meal which is to follow. The main course served later delves into a study on LNG exports and… Read more »

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The Secure Power Difference: Risk Mitigation and Beyond

In our first post, we defined what industrial secure power is and some vertical industry applications, but this leaves the all important question of “why” secure power solutions are needed…. Read more »

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Reviewing California’s Low Carbon Standard

California adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard in 2009, with the goal of the performance-based regulation to reduce the carbon intensity of the state’s fuel mix by at least 10%… Read more »

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Secure Power Beyond the Data Center

In today’s digital world, when we think about problems around power interruptions, the systems that are top of mind for many of us are information technology (IT) systems, meaning everything… Read more »

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You Have Options to Save Pipeline Energy Costs Today and Sustain your Energy Management Strategy

The hydrocarbon pipeline operator who manages pumps or compressors simply to perform the transport needed to complete the schedule of batches in front of those units is probably wasting energy…. Read more »

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Trying to understand (SIS) Safety Instrumented Systems?

As automation process engineers, we know about safety instrumented systems in process industry, but safety systems are in multiple industries and applications with their own safety standards and their own… Read more »

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Efficiency Gains in US Auto Sales continues Trend

Fuel economy is more than a catchphrase. It means a reduction in resources consumed while consumers benefit from lower expenses when fueling up their vehicles, not to mention reduced air… Read more »

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Five Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency in your Process

It’s easy to understand why Industrial Energy Management often starts with the building utilities, such as HVAC adjustments, boiler tuning, lighting upgrades, and air compressors: 1. The role of the Energy… Read more »

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Short-term Oil Outlook: Oil Hits $50 bbl. Now what?

West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude prices traded above $50 bbl in late May and early June if only briefly, a psychologically significant price point. The question for market followers… Read more »

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Gasoline futures hit seasonal spike

Gasoline and Refined Fuels Oil markets remain volatile, and bullish seasonal features are now the driving force in the U.S. gasoline market. Speculators have already positioned for the price advance… Read more »

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Dropping Like a Rock—Beware of Falling Gasoline Prices

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Just under $2.50 gallon is where the US gasoline futures market found support during the second week of September amid… Read more »

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US Consumers Better Positioned against Global Oil Prices

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The US gasoline futures market paused June 20 from an upside price onslaught amid profit taking in the ICE Brent… Read more »

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The market was gloomy in 2016, but OPEC cut provides some hope in 2017

AS DEMONSTRATED with Brexit, the Columbian peoples’ rejection of a peace accord with FARC and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States along with… Read more »

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End of Summer Sees Swamped Fuel Market, Low Prices

End of Summer Sees Swamped Fuel Market, Low Prices Inventory Buildup in Gasoline With U.S. gasoline inventory increasing through mid-summer, an unexpected buildup has occurred – upending the outlook for a… Read more »

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Gasoline Futures Surge 12% in December to New High

The gasoline futures contract traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange surged 12% in December, with reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending futures establishing a new calendar year high for 2016… Read more »

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Re-Sellers: Protect Your Bottom Line

With traders, suppliers and traditional petroleum marketers filling the supply chain, re-sellers are carving out their space. Providing a convenient and cost-effective alternative for customers, they are often the most… Read more »

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Gasoline’s Bull Charge into 2017

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The average price for regular grade gasoline sold at retail outlets across the United States reached a six-month high of… Read more »

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2017 Outlook: Doing More With Less in the Downstream Market

2016 Year in Review 2016 was a difficult year for the oil and gas industry.  It saw prices plummet to a 12-year low of nearly $26 per barrel, with the… Read more »

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End of Summer Sees Swamped Fuel Market, Low Prices

End of Summer Sees Swamped Fuel Market, Low Prices Inventory Buildup in Gasoline With U.S. gasoline inventory increasing through mid-summer, an unexpected buildup has occurred – upending the outlook for a… Read more »

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First Born Digital Twins

The ongoing digital transformation has changed the way businesses operate from tracking data to using data to make decisions. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is pervasive across most industries…. Read more »

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Equipment Flexibility is a Leading Secure Power Need in the Brazilian Market

Secure Power Systems for critical applications is a broad concept that spans many types of power protection technologies and equipment. To meet the requirements of market, the Secure Power provider… Read more »

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How Natural Gas is Changing the Energy Landscape in China

China is in a pickle. It is a pickle China it is well aware of – and trying to fix – but a pickle nonetheless, as it tries to wean… Read more »

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Services Oriented Drives Adapt to All Requirements and Specifications

In last month’s blog, we explained how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment, which encompases the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT), is a world first for Schneider…. Read more »

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Forecasts Predict Increase in Cold Weather and Fuel Usage

The United States is sitting pretty with an abundant supply of crude oil and low prices at the pump. And after last winter’s above average temperatures, the inventory of heating… Read more »

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The Innovation Game in Which Industry Scores Big: Part 2

Part 2: The wonder of Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) Last week, I mentioned that Schneider Electric’s open innovation playing field is not unlike soccer – a sport I loved… Read more »

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Energy Management Yields Comprehensive Benefits for Pipeline Operators

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that energy management becomes a process that can help the hydrocarbon pipeline operator accomplish other operational and business goals. Here’s more on that… Read more »

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Short-term Peak for US Gasoline Prices near

Last reported at $3.674 gallon on Memorial Day, the US average price for all formulas of regular grade gasoline surveyed by the Energy Information Administration looks to be near a… Read more »

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Changing Seasons in the Energy Landscape

As the seemingly permanent blanket of snow in my yard lifted this week to reveal the green, green grass below (albeit briefly), I am reminded that seasons change. But it… Read more »

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