Oil and Gas

Comprehensive Pipeline Energy Management Requires Fully Integrated Solution

What does it take to realize hydrocarbon pipeline energy optimization and the associated benefits I’ve discussed in previous posts? A system-wide solution most effective in delivering energy savings must fully… Read more »

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Pipeline Energy Management Doesn’t Require Continuous Equipment Investment

Certainly, hydrocarbon pipeline pumps, compressors, and other vital transportation pipeline assets are becoming more efficient and will continue to evolve in their capabilities. High-efficiency equipment can cut pipeline energy consumption… Read more »

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Secure Power services: why a smooth “handover” is vital to a lifecycle approach

Commercial and industrial assets such as ships, airports, manufacturing plants, oil rigs, or hospitals involve highly specialized systems that need power protection and cooling to keep these mission-critical applications secure… Read more »

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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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US Gasoline Marketers Eye Bountiful Demand over Thanksgiving Holiday

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline demand in the United States is expected to be robust over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, with travel projected to… 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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Gas’d Up Demand but Prices Tapping Brakes

Implied gasoline demand in the United States, which refers to product supplied from the primary market, dropped 206,000 bpd to 9.104 million bpd during the week-ended May 30, according to… Read more »

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How Convergence of Power & Process Management Systems Benefits the Oil & Gas Industry

Oil & Gas enterprises to bear a significant amount of avoidable and unnecessary expense by operating power & process management systems as separate silos. Working with multiple vendors across wide domains… 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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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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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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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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Information, Digitization and Mobility Help Keep Track of Your Kids and Even Your Oil Wells

I remember listening to all that forward thinking talk in the 1980’s, ‘Information is the Next Big Thing’. I now realize that I had no idea what they were talking… Read more »

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Holiday Boosts Downstream Gasoline Deliveries

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The US average price for regular grade gasoline sold at retail outlets across the country edged up 0.5cts to $3.459… Read more »

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Supply Push Driving US Gasoline Demand Higher

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In the United States, gasoline demand was the strongest in 2014 during the final full week of the year even… Read more »

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Recent Surprises Turn Oil and Gas Market Bullish

Addressing recent events transforming the U.S. oil and gas market Inventory Decreasing Unexpected surprises continue for the U.S. gasoline market in 2016, this time with gasoline prices underpinned as an… Read more »

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Worried about the reliability of your ageing LV or MV networks – read on to discover your options

Do you have a strategy for modernising or replacing your aging LV and MV electrical switchgear? A reliable, safe, easily maintainable power network is more crucial than ever because downtime… 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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Structural Changes Cutting US Demand for Gasoline

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices US crude production growth is the critical catalyst driving world oil prices to four year lows and into a bear… Read more »

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Oil Prices and US Gasoline Demand Growth

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures have again nosed above $50 bbl early in the second quarter, trading at a… Read more »

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Digital Age Solutions: Impact Your Bottom Line

As a supplier, do you start your mornings off tracking down your terminal inventory data? Most likely, you’re combing through cumbersome data, spilling coffee on spreadsheets and agonizing over the… Read more »

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US Wholesale Gasoline Prices Decline in June despite Demand Surge

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Preliminary data indicates gasoline demand in the United States reached a record weekly high in June, and travel demand over… Read more »

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