Maybe Grease Really Is ‘The Word’

Maybe Grease Really Is ‘The Word’

The next time you order a burger and fries, you just might help a refinery reduce emissions. At least four refiners this year have stepped forward with plans to convert their existing facilities from diesel produced from crude, to renewable diesel produced from cooking oil.

Phillips 66, Marathon, CVR Energy, and HollyFrontier have ramped up their projects amid the slowdown in gasoline demand. Phillips 66 in August announced plans to repurpose its refinery in Rodeo, Calif., to produce 100% renewable fuels from oils, fats, and greases. Retooling is expected to take 18-20 months. Once operational, Rodeo Renewed will produce more than 800 million gallons a year, making it the largest plant of its kind in the world. Acquiring enough greasy supplies for use as feedstock, however, could pose its own challenges. Curiously, the U.S. doesn’t produce enough. Getting ahead of the demand, Valero has inked a deal for fats and used cooking oil with Darling Ingredients, which collects and converts animal-based products across the globe. So, the next time you hear “Fries with that?” yep, you know what to say.

What do you think? Learn more about Reese Energy Consulting at www.ReeseEnergyConsulting.com.

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Barron Petroleum Strikes Paydirt

Barron Petroleum Strikes Paydirt

In the Land of West Texas, some things are inextricably linked. Like family-owned cattle farms that set atop acres of oil-rich minerals, and inherited legacies that—for the most part—go quietly unpronounced until a big discovery stirs up talk. Such is the case with Barron Petroleum headquartered in Graham, Texas, a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Midland. Don’t bother looking for a website; Barron doesn’t have one. The tiny company comprises CEO Roger Sahota, his wife and three sons, and they’ve announced a Texas-size oil and gas find.

Situated on one 13,000-acre lease in Val Verde County, Texas, the Barron site holds an estimated 417 BCF of natural gas and 74.2 MMBbls of crude oil reserves. A Fort Worth petroleum engineer, who completed an evaluation of the potential oil and gas reserves, described the field as a low-risk, high-volume, high-rate drilling opportunity that “more resembles that of a development project than an exploration venture.” Sixty new wells are planned and Sahota’s shopping for a pipeline. What do you think?

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Barron Petroleum LLC is a privately held company engaged in the oil and gas exploration & production business. The company has primarily focused on drilling oil wells, gas wells and working over existing oil and gas wells in the Permian Basin and Fort-Worth Basin in the State of Texas. 

www.barronpetroleum.com

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