oil transport Articles

  • Marine crude oil transport – global voyage losses

    Paul Harrison, Consultant to the HMC-4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee, presents latest findings from analysis of the 2013 data on marine crude oil transport. The Energy Institute (EI) HMC- 4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee has been collecting and analysing worldwide oil shipping data for over 20 years and meets twice a year. The 2013 autumn meeting was held in Rio de ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Enhancing the efficiency of crude oil transportation pipeline: a novel approach

    In this paper, exergy and economic analyses are carried out on a 30″ crude oil transportation pipeline and related pump stations. The exergy destructions and losses of the components and the entire system were determined in the operation, resulting in the identification of the gas turbines stacks as the major elements of exergy losses. A proposal has been made for improving the energy and exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The threat of piracy on maritime transportation

    Recent acts of piracy in and about the Gulf of Aden undermine the safe passage of crude oil critical to global economies, serving as a force majeure for logistics service providers and supply chain managers to address this menace. In contrast to the raft of diplomatic and military responses to date, this note considers hitherto unexplored approaches to bypass threats of maritime piracy by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of the EU target on renewable energy for transport in the framework of the European vegetable oil sector

    Biofuels is currently driving the interest in bioenergy sector. The recently issued Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) confirms the 10% target, set by the EC, for energy from renewable sources in transport. The European Union is the largest producer of biodiesel in the world and biodiesel is also the most important biofuel used in the EU. The aim of this paper is to investigate the biomass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Trends in US surface transportation: US policy and mass transit ridership in a nation 'Addicted to Oil'

    As oil prices continued to climb in the second half of 2005, the US government began to take note. In his 2006 State of the Union address, US President George W. Bush acknowledged that "America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world". This paper examines the recent trends in US surface transportation with a special focus on mass transit systems and ridership. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A simulation and optimisation model for the transport of refinery products

    The short-term oil refinery scheduling problem is one of the most challenging problems in operational research due to the complexity of the refinery scheduling operations and the corresponding process models. In this paper, a novel approach of transporting optimisation model for (AL-Dura, Iraq) oil refinery operations based on genetic algorithm (GA) was proposed. The proposed method also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biodiesel fuel for transportation: Status and issues in the United States

    The United States consumed 3.39 billion barrels of gasoline, 1.54 billion barrels of diesel fuel, and 0.59 billion barrels of jet fuel in 2007. And it currently imports 3.66 billion barrels of oil and petroleum products per year, 65% of US consumption, compared to 1.71 billion barrels (or 36%) 20 years ago. To address the growing gap between petroleum consumption and domestic production, the US ...

  • Oil Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: Waste oil recycling contributes very much to climate protection through (CO2) energy saving. Compared to the production of base oil the re-refining of waste oil uses 34 % less resources. In the sixties the German government was subsidising the re-refining of waste oil. Because of that the use of waste oil as a fuel was neglected. The used oil re-refining is the ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Peak Oil – Peak Opportunity?

    Possibility and public policies can harness renewable energy technologies for a bright future “Alternative” fuels are nothing new. In fact, they were the mainstream power source a century ago. Rudolph Diesel built his engine to run on peanut oil. Henry Ford designed the Model T to run on ethanol. Wind delivered a significant source of power in the last century. Cheap gasoline (and ...

  • Upbeat oil and gas sector

    Managing risk and maximising opportunities were the central theme at this year’s IP Week, held in London last month. Over 2,000 delegates had the opportunity to hear of the challenges facing the oil and gas industry as it seeks to invest in new territories and new technologies in the drive to respond to demand growth, while considering health, safety, environmental and geopolitical ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Focus Bioenergy No 8 2004: Biofuels for transports - making strong headway

    The Swedish transport sector is dependent on imported oil. A switch to domestic bio-fuels for transports would make us less vulnerable, create jobs and be better for the environment. An EU directive from 2003 states that the share of biofuels or other renewable fuels is to increase gradually up to 5.75 percent by 2010. To achieve this, long-term economic and tax policy incentives, a ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Study on the Expansion Plan of Bio-Diesel for Transportation in Asia-Pacific Region

    This project will involve a study of biodiesel production using the conventional raw materials such as Jatropha, in recognition of Partner Country concerns over the need for a stable supply of rapeseed and soybean oils for conventional biodiesel. This project will seek to address the gap in infrastructure for biodiesel use and distribution existing among the Partner countries. Korea will lead on ...

  • Importance of synthetic blend oil change

    All synthetic oils are producing using chemical synthesis process, reaches high homogeneity of a product and maximum chemical and thermal stability of properties. Uses of expensive and difficult technologies and components, with use of expensive source of raw materials are set the higher cost of oil. Synthetic and mineral oils are different from each other by a structure of a molecular basis. In ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • European Oil and Gas from Exploration to End User

    Made up of a team of senior specialists dedicated to innovation and dependability in the field of combustion technology; CS Combustion Solutions' (CS) staff use their 25 years of expertise in engineering, supplying and commissioning of vertical and horizontal combustors for a wide range of applications to find the best results for each individual requirement. "We are a company that specialises in ...

  • EPA Issues Draft GHG Analysis For Cottonseed Oil Feedstock In Biofuels

    EPA is inviting public comment on its analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the production and transport of cottonseed oil feedstock used in the production of biofuels. The Federal Register notice also ...

  • EPA issues draft GHG analysis for cottonseed oil feedstock in biofuels

    EPA is inviting public comment on its analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the production and transport of cottonseed oil feedstock used in the production of biofuels. The Federal Register notice also provides an overview as to how ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How are you recycling your waste oil drums and paint boxes?

    Does your company have waste 210 L oil drums? Or small paint boxes? How do you recycle these drums now? ...


    By Enerpat Group UK Ltd

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Oil Detection for Power Distribution Stations

    Transformer Substations Utilities have hundreds of transformer substations. In each substation there are usually several transformers.  Each transformer contains a high volume of insulation oil. A catch basin is built under ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Making biodiesel from recycled vegetable oil - Northeast Biodiesel of Greenfield - Case Study

    Northeast Biodiesel of Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA,  is a community-owned manufacturing plant making biodiesel from recycled vegetable oil.  It is majority owned by Co-op Power, a renewable energy co-operative owned by consumers in Massachusetts, Vermont and New York.  Co-op Power operates within a regional network of autonomous local organising councils to create a ...


    By Green Fuels Ltd.

  • How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it?

    Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they are out there. Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...


    By Ensia

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