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Reducing the concentration of fine particulates in ambient air
August 7, 2012

Reducing the concentration of fine particulates in ambient air

From many health and epidemiological studies, it is generally accepted that exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) is harmful to human health and that actions should be taken to reduce the concentra...
Refinery energy systems and efficiency
August 7, 2012

Refinery energy systems and efficiency

Oil refineries manufacture a wide range of petroleum products, mainly transport fuels (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, marine fuels), heating and industrial fuels, and chemical feedstocks. All must...
Petroleum products: looking back over the past 50 years
August 7, 2012

Petroleum products: looking back over the past 50 years

The field of petroleum products in CONCAWE has historically been concerned with product stewardship and chemicals control legislation relating to the production, marketing and use of petroleum subs...
REACH: petroleum industry support to registration and compliance
August 7, 2012

REACH: petroleum industry support to registration and compliance

The petroleum industry successfully met the first REACH deadline in December 2010 with the registration of all petroleum substances and sulphur....
Europe’s oil pipelines: 40 years of results
August 7, 2012

Europe’s oil pipelines: 40 years of results

The Oil Pipelines Management Group (OPMG) is one of CONCAWE’s oldest, having been in existence since the early 1970s. OPMG is open to all European oil pipeline operators and provides a unique fo...
CONCAWE’s market fuel survey: assessing progress in biofuel blending
August 7, 2012

CONCAWE’s market fuel survey: assessing progress in biofuel blending

The use of bio-derived blending components in transport fuels is increasing around the world as a result of legislative initiatives to reduce transport greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve energ...
European downstream oil industry safety performance – Statistical summary of reported incidents – 2011
July 21, 2012

European downstream oil industry safety performance – Statistical summary of reported incidents – 2011

Report no. 5/12: In this eighteenth annual report on European downstream oil industry safety performance, 2011 statistics are presented on work-related personal injuries for the industry’s own emplo...
Gasoline ether oxygenate occurrence in Europe, and a review of their fate and transport characteristics in the environment
June 21, 2012

Gasoline ether oxygenate occurrence in Europe, and a review of their fate and transport characteristics in the environment

Report no. 4/12: Ether oxygenates are added to certain gasoline (petrol) formulations to improve combustion efficiency and to increase the octane rating. In this report the term gasoline ether oxygena...
A global and historical perspective on traditional and new technology gasoline engines and aftertreatment systems
May 23, 2012

A global and historical perspective on traditional and new technology gasoline engines and aftertreatment systems

This report reviews the technologies available to meet the exhaust emissions regulations for gasoline-fuelled passenger cars, light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, non-road mobile machinery and motorc...
A global and historical perspective on the exposure characteristics of traditional and new technology diesel exhaust
May 7, 2012

A global and historical perspective on the exposure characteristics of traditional and new technology diesel exhaust

This report reviews the global and historical development of exhaust emissions regulations for diesel-fuelled heavy-duty vehicles, passenger cars, and related vehicles as well as the engine, aftertr...
EU refinery energy systems and efficiency
March 21, 2012

EU refinery energy systems and efficiency

Report no. 3/12: The consumption of energy within EU refineries plays a crucial role in determining refinery operating costs and emissions and has therefore long been a focus of attention by refinery...
Gasoline volatility and vehicle performance
February 21, 2012

Gasoline volatility and vehicle performance

Report no. 2/12: A six vehicle study has been completed to investigate the impact of changes in the volatility characteristics of unleaded gasoline containing 10% v/v ethanol on regulated exhaust and...
Assessment of refinery effluents and receiving waters using biologically-based effect methods
January 21, 2012

Assessment of refinery effluents and receiving waters using biologically-based effect methods

Report no. 1/12: Within the EU it is apparent that the regulatory focus on the use of biologically-based effects methods in the assessment of refinery effluents and receiving waters have increased in...
Acute aquatic toxicity of heavy fuel oils summary of relevant test data
December 21, 2011

Acute aquatic toxicity of heavy fuel oils summary of relevant test data

Report no. 9/11: This report describes the experimental procedures and results obtained in acuteecotoxicity tests on several heavy fuel oil (HFO) samples. Water accommodated fractions (WAFs) of these...
Using biological methods to assess and monitor refinery effluents
November 1, 2011

Using biological methods to assess and monitor refinery effluents

Rapidly increasing global population and climate change are raising concerns about the sustainability of long-term supplies of high quality water resources for consumption, farming, industry and co...
Downstream oil industry safety statistics for 2010
November 1, 2011

Downstream oil industry safety statistics for 2010

The 2010 safety statistics report analyses personal injury and process safety statistics. Most importantly, CONCAWE’s annual safety data report enables companies to evaluate the efficacy of their ow...
The potential for CO2 capture and storage in EU refineries
November 1, 2011

The potential for CO2 capture and storage in EU refineries

CO2 capture and storage (CCS) are seen as one of the most promising routes to a major reduction in CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Its deployment on a large scale would make it possible to continue u...
CONCAWE Review – Autumn 2011
October 23, 2011

CONCAWE Review – Autumn 2011

Volume 20, Number 2: In 2011, CONCAWE, with the support of its member companies, successfully completed its best year ever in terms of research project expenditures (excluding REACH). We are also o...
The potential for application of CO2 capture and storage in EU oil refineries
October 21, 2011

The potential for application of CO2 capture and storage in EU oil refineries

Report no. 7/11: CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) is a potential route to large scale reduction of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere from large power generation and manufacturing facilities. It does, howev...
Gasoline volatility and vehicle performance
October 1, 2011

Gasoline volatility and vehicle performance

Passenger cars in many parts of the world are now routinely operating on blends of oxygenated molecules and gasoline. Both ethanol and ethers, such as ethyl tertiary-butyl ether (ETBE), are being u...

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