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First-Ever Fenceline Monitoring Rule Targets Refineries’ Emissions

The EPA yesterday updated air pollution standards with a rule requiring first-of-its-kind fenceline monitoring to control emissions from petroleum refineries. The agency says the new rule will better protect nearby communities, while also strengthening emission controls for flares, pressure relief devices, storage tanks, and delayed coker operations that will reduce … Read more »

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Industry Groups Say Petroleum Refineries Rule Would Cost $20bn

An EPA proposal that targets petroleum refineries’ emissions could cost the industry more than $20 billion and increase air pollution, according to the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers. In join comments on the agency’s proposed rule, the industry groups says the proposed rule would also … Read more »

Petroleum Refineries’ Capacity Increases

Petroleum Refineries’ Capacity Increases

The capacity of US petroleum refineries increased by 101,000 barrels per calendar day between 2013 and 2014, according to a report by the US Energy Information Administration. There are currently 139 operating refineries and three idle refineries with total atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity of 17.9 million bbl/cd in the … Read more »