1 Octane’s Value Proposition Dave Hackett’s presentation at the American Coalition for Ethanol Annual Conference on August 10, 2016. This presentation explains the refining process, defines octane, and explains the octane market.
2 The Value Chain Part 1 – Oil Product Supply Dave Hackett’s presentation at the OPIS Mexico – U.S. Petroleum Summit on May 24, 2016. This presentation discusses the current petroleum product flows in Mexico and the export flows from the U.S. into Mexico. It also takes a close look at wholesale prices along the border.
3 How EPA’s Recent RFS Changes for 2014, 2015, and 2016 will Impact Various RFS Program Participants Michael Leister’s presentation at the 2016 AFPM Annual Meeting on March 15, 2016. This presentation discusses EPA’s changes to the RFS  which are meant to encourage the growth of production and use of biofuels and as an initial step to drive greater E85 and perhaps E15 sales. The presentation provides an analysis of the changes to the standards and how they will impact Obligated Parties and Consumers.
4 Product Flows and Markets: Today and Tomorrow Dave Hackett’s presentation at the OPIS Mexico – U.S. Petroleum Summit on November 17, 2015. This presentation discusses the current petroleum product flows in Mexico and the export flows from the U.S. into Mexico. It also takes a look at what the deregulated Mexican market may look like in 2018.
5 LCFS and Cap & Trade – Is Greenhouse Gas Regulation Coming Soon to a State Near You? Dave Hackett’s presentation at the Annual OPIS Supply Summit on October 27, 2014. This presentation discusses the current California LCFS and Cap & Trade regulations and how they are affecting the transportation fuels industry in the state. It also explores the status of clean fuels and low carbon fuel standards being considered in other states around the country.
6 Navigating Changes in Transportation Energy Dave Hackett’s presentation to the Quest Club of Bakersfield on the fundamental problem the energy industry faces in the Mid Continent. The presentation also takes a look at the Pacific Basin and suggests additional solutions.
7 The Effect of Crude by Rail on Refining and Logistics Dave Hackett’s presentation at the 2014 AFPM Annual Meeting. This Crude-by-Rail presentation lays out the benefits and challenges of delivering Mid Continent crude oil to refining centers on the East, West and Gulf Coasts.
8 Rail as Pipeline: Engineering Issues/Challenges for Terminal Operators Dave Hackett’s presentation at the 2013 API Storage Tank Conference. This presentation on crude-by-rail (CBR) answers these questions: What has changed in the CBR space? Why are refinery and trading people so interested? What comes next? How long is this phenomena going to last?
9 The Fuel Supply Chain & RINs RINs prices have gone way up since the beginning of the year. This presentation offers a little explanation of how RINs flow through the fuel supply chain and why the cost of RINs have gone up recently.
10 What Does California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Mean for You Dave Hackett’s presentation at the 2013 AFPM Annual Meeting on the effects of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The presentation explores these questions: Will the regulation be adjusted to reflect market conditions? How hard do regulators push for new technology development? How do we know this innovation is occurring fast enough to meet the schedule set forth by the regulation?
11 Why California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Matters to You Presentation by David Hackett to the 14th Annual OPIS Supply Summit on October 24, 2012 on the current regulations, the potential adjustments, implementation schedule, and likely impacts of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
12 Technology, Government, and Enterprise: Fossil Fuels A presentation to the SE2 Fellows Network at the University of California Irvine. July 25, 2011.
13 E15 and the Blend Wall A presentation to the 2011 SIGMA Executive Leadership Conference, January 24, 2011
14 Next Generation Biofuels A presentation to the Pacific Oil Conference, September 20, 2010
15 State of the California Transportation Fuels Market Oil prices are high and volatile and likely to stay that way. High prices are driving a huge increase in the use of renewable fuels.