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Exponent Engineers Presenting at the National Petroleum and Refiners Association (NPRA) Convention

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February 20, 2009


Exponent engineers Praveen Gunaseelan, Chris Buehler, and Mark Landrum from the Engineering Management Consulting and Thermal Sciences practices will be presenting a paper entitled, “U.S. Crude Oil Imports – Recent Trends and their Impact on Refining,” at the National Petroleum and Refiners Association (NPRA) Convention, in San Antonio, TX, March 22–24, 2009. The presentation will focus on the increasing imports of heavy Canadian crude oil to the U.S. and the resulting impact on refinery processing, energy and utility requirements, as well as the opportunities for gasification of the residuals such as petroleum-coke or asphaltenes into hydrogen, steam, and power.