One barrel of crude oil produces 80-85% of blended fuel products such as gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil. Gasoline fuel production is between 45-55% of one crude oil barrel. These fuels products are made by blending 6-12 components which are produced in the refinery process units and have different qualities such as RON/MON, RVP, distillation points, olefins, aromatic etc. to meet the final product specs.
Each of these quality specs are controlled by regulatory agencies such as EPA who impose restrictions for greenhouse gas emissions both for the regional climate and population centers. In addition, quality specifications are seasonally adjusted for proper functioning of vehicles in all weather conditions.
This webinar discusses the economic benefits obtained by blending Butane to minimize RVP giveaway due to seasonal RVP spec changes.
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