Tag: Chevron

EPA approved a hardship waiver for Chevron’s oil Utah refinery earlier this year

EPA approved a hardship waiver for Chevron’s oil Utah refinery earlier this year

November 20, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency approved a hardship waiver for Chevron’s oil refinery in Utah earlier this year, despite the fact that the company had a net income of $9.7 billion in 2017. The company applied for the waiver in 2017 as well. Chevron is the largest company to have so […]

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Energy and oil giants request RFS ‘small refinery’ waivers

Energy and oil giants request RFS ‘small refinery’ waivers

April 15, 2018 |

In New York, super multinational energy companies Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil are asking the U.S. EPA for exemptions to the RFS ‘small refinery’ obligations that are supposed to be reserved for small companies in financial distress, according to Reuters. “The EPA has already issued an unusually 25 hardship waivers to small refineries in recent […]

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Hi-Temp Deconstruction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvent Liquefaction, and biomass-to-hydrocarbon fuels

Hi-Temp Deconstruction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvent Liquefaction, and biomass-to-hydrocarbon fuels

August 29, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to demonstrate solvent liquefaction as viable path to stable intermediates for subsequent upgrading to fuel blendstocks. This is based on a technology originally developed in large part via Catchlight Energy and we profiled its revival at Iowa State right here, in “Chevron’s forgotten biofuels wonder-tech gets […]

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Chevron invests in Cosan and Amyris’ Novvi producing bio-based hydrocarbon molecules

Chevron invests in Cosan and Amyris’ Novvi producing bio-based hydrocarbon molecules

December 19, 2016 |

In California, Chevron Products Co., a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., and Novvi LLC—a joint venture of Amyris Inc., Cosan S.A. and American Refining Group—announced that Chevron has made an equity investment into Novvi. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Novvi produces targeted hydrocarbon molecules from plant sugar for automotive, industrial, marine, and construction […]

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Iowa State’s joint research project with Chevron developing solvent liquefaction

Iowa State’s joint research project with Chevron developing solvent liquefaction

September 26, 2016 |

In Iowa, the latest pilot plant at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm is a joint project with Chevron U.S.A. University engineers are using the pilot plant to develop and demonstrate an advanced biorenewables technology called solvent liquefaction. The technology converts biomass such as quarter-inch wood chips into a bio-oil that can be processed into fuels […]

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Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

Chevron’s biofuel search explored 100 feedstocks and 50 processes

September 17, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Chevron says having invested sizeable sums in finding economically viable biofuels at scale having investigating more than 100 feedstock types and 50 processing technologies have failed. The company’s chairman and CEO also questioned the viability of the corn-based ethanol blending mandate.  

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If you can’t join em, beat ’em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked.

If you can’t join em, beat ’em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked.

March 17, 2014 |

In 1970, an oil company launched the first major ad campaign around environmental benefits of a new fuel formulation. Then, a radical shift in gasoline pricing occurred just as those remarkable ads went off the air. What were lessons that industry learned about alternative fuels? How might it be still impacting us today?  The Digest […]

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Bring Out Your Dead! As renewable equities soar, integrated oilcos sputter

Bring Out Your Dead! As renewable equities soar, integrated oilcos sputter

February 6, 2014 |

What’s going on – aren’t biofuels supposed to be dead, and fracking changing everything forever in oil & gas? Yet, tough times for growth at the public oil companies, while bellwether renewable fuel equities are on the rise. Why aren’t results tracking the hype? It’s earnings season — time to look away from the pundits, […]

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Chevron Predicts Increased Gasoline Prices due to Ethanol Mandate

Chevron Predicts Increased Gasoline Prices due to Ethanol Mandate

June 12, 2013 |

In California, Chevron Corporation’s CEO, John Watson, predicts that refiners may increase gasoline exports as a way to circumvent the Renewable Fuels Standard’s (RFS) ethanol mandate, causing gasoline prices to rise. Refiners complain that E15 adds to their costs and can only be used by 5% of U.S. cars, citing a November 2012 AAA automobile […]

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“Who killed $2.18 gasoline?” Reaction from the field

“Who killed $2.18 gasoline?” Reaction from the field

April 22, 2013 |

Readers inundate the Digest with old slide shows, perspective, anecdotes. On Friday morning, the Digest published “Who killed $2.18 gasoline?”, reviewing an explosive investigative report from Bloomberg that itself looked at low-cost, low-carbon fuels technology developed by Catchlight Energy. “They say [Chevron is] pushing back against the California rule because it demands technology that may […]

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