Am curious why Colonial, Explorer and Magellan pipelines aren't on your list of US pipelines.
I work in strategic planning, hence my wish to have a much broader knowledge of the market, and my employer is an independent European refiner.
On the Delta front, I wrote a blog about it. I think there are two parts to the question:
1) Is it a good idea for an airline to buy a refinery? Probably not, it seems unlikely that they can run it more successfully than an oil company
2) Is buying the Trainer refinery a good idea? That depends entirely on whether its possible to switch from using African crude to using Bakken or Canadian syncrude, because their problems all stem from having to use such expensive crude.
oh yes, thanks. i had actually already read that. i'd also read they planning to trade p66 the gas and ulsd for more jet fuel. I actually kind of like the idea of Delta buying a refinery to lower fuel cost, it seems like a pretty creative approach, though i'm very curious how well it works out for them.
i have another question. do you know where i can find info on the difference between biodiesel and renewable diesel? I'm understanding there is some distinction, in manufacture and certification?, that is of import. However, a lot of what i've found thus far is from '08 and '09 and seems to use the terms fairly interchangeably.
I have put an answer to your question here: