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  • Insight | October 12, 2021

    Progress Towards Improved Fuel Quality Delayed in the Russia & CIS Region

    Sulfur reduction along with the tightening of vehicle emission standards remain the main priorities of the Russia & CIS region, which aims to align its standards with those of the EU, especially in Russia’s case as it is a major fuel exporter to the EU.

  • Insight | October 08, 2021

    Automotive Hydrogen Powertrains: Could Hydrogen Internal Combustion Replace Fuel Cells?

    The multiple opportunities of hydrogen powertrains for different transport modes could be maximized through enhanced storage technology.

  • Insight | October 08, 2021

    Fit-for-55: Green and Low-Carbon Hydrogen at the Core of Decarbonization in the EU

    The 'Fit-for-55' package will have a major impact on zero and low-carbon hydrogen demand in the EU, contributing also towards the targets set out in the EU's Hydrogen Strategy.

  • Insight | September 30, 2021

    The Propane Nightmare Before Christmas: Tight Fundamentals Will Dampen Propylene Margins

    The notion that global supply chains have been severely impacted by COVID is not new, as consumers have been dealing with scarcity of home appliances, automobiles, and other goods. But even within this context of supply chain challenges, the potential price spikes pertaining to propane/propylene/polypropylene could prove to be unprecedented and could severely impact margins across the supply chain.

  • Insight | September 30, 2021

    Phaseout of RON 80 Gasoline Progresses in the CIS

    Stratas Advisors presents current market octane share by country, including historical octane market share dating as far back as 2010.

  • Insight | September 27, 2021

    High Feedstock Prices Push Brazilian Government to Reduce Biodiesel Blend Mandate

    The devaluation of the Brazilian real and the growing Chinese demand for soybeans have forced the Bolsonaro administration to reduce their biodiesel blend mandate amid soybean oil and biodiesel price spike. To combat higher prices, Brazil's fuel regulator approved a new trading model for biodiesel. However, market forces will likely continue to pose challenges, as a global increase in renewable diesel supply constricts an already tight global feedstock market.

  • Insight | September 13, 2021

    E-fuels and Renewable Synfuels: The Future Fuel of Internal Combustion Engines?

    As an emerging type of carbon-neutral drop-in replacement fuel, renewable electricity-based synfuels have the potential to become a complementary option to existing decarbonization pathways for transport.

  • Insight | September 08, 2021

    Deep Impact- Methanol’s Increasing Importance on Global Markets

    Methanol demand will see significant growth over the next few years, thanks to additional consumption in different sectors (i.e. acetaldehyde, acetic acid) . This insight provides granularity by region, by feedstock and its applications.

  • Insight | August 30, 2021

    A Tribute to the Complete Elimination of Leaded Gasoline Worldwide

    Stratas Advisors applauds this key health and environmental milestone even though the achievement has taken the world around 40-50 years with Algeria alone taking 30 years.

  • Insight | August 27, 2021

    The Retail Market in Brazil

    The Brazilian automotive fuel retail market is fragmented and diverse with a large number of players and major brands including BR (now known as Vibra Energia), Ipiranga, Raizen and Alesat.

  • Insight | August 26, 2021

    Hydrogen Capacity Addition Review

    Hydrogen is used in refining and several petrochemical processes, such as hydrotreating and hydrocracking in a refinery, but the chemicals sector is the largest hydrogen consumer, especially ammonia and methanol production.

  • Insight | August 19, 2021

    Tight Feedstock Market Causes First Renewable Diesel Project to Delay Opening

    CVR Energy’s decision to delay the opening of its Wynnewood renewable diesel plant comes as no surprise as soybean oil prices reached record highs. Stratas Advisors has analyzed recently announced RD projects in the US to determine which other projects are similarly uncompetitive in the current market environment.

  • Insight | July 29, 2021

    The Role of Cobalt in the Electric Vehicle Market

    Uncertainties around the automotive supply chain and its ability to increase EV sales, particularly regarding cobalt.

  • Insight | July 29, 2021

    Game of Price Thrones – A Hectic 2021 for Global Crude Price Benchmarks

    So far in 2021, we have seen three major events pertaining to global price benchmarks, and these are not isolated, but rather the -belated- response of Price Reporting Agencies and Exchanges to changing market dynamics and infrastructure developments that have clearly made current price benchmarks obsolete. From a global perspective, both major oil futures contracts (WTI NYMEX and Brent ICE) are seriously flawed, and both CME and ICE have been slow to adapt to new market conditions.

  • Insight | July 23, 2021

    Seven Countries Move Up in Top 100 Ranking on Gasoline Sulfur Limits

    The Top 100 ranking again confirms continued worldwide movement toward lower sulfur content in gasoline, with the EU leading the way as well as Lebanon, Brunei and Cambodia making the biggest leaps.

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