Presentations from EPA’s November 12 Brown Bag Lunch and the 2014 Condensate and Naphtha Forum

Posted below are two recent presentations by Lou Pugliaresi and Trisha Curtis.  Lou presented on the potential for and uncertainties surround U.S. condensate exports at the 2014 Condensates and Naphtha Forum in Doha, Qatar.

Trisha presented before EPA staff at the Agency’s Brown Bag lunch on November 12.  Her presentations addressed the background and fundamental issues of crude oil by rail shipments in the United States.


EPRINC Quoted in NYT article “With Natural Gas Byproduct, Iran Sidesteps Sanctions”

EPRINC’s Larry Goldstein was quoted in today’s The New York Times article on Iran’s use of condensate exports to avoid oil related sanctions. “‘For U.S. regulations, we can’t export condensates because it’s a crude oil, but in sanctions for Iran they can export condensates because it’s not a crude oil,’ noted Larry Goldstein, a director of the Energy Policy Research Foundation, an organization partly financed by the oil industry. ‘From a policy perspective, there is an inherent contradiction.’”