New Online Course - An Introduction to Catalysts!

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In this introductory course, you will learn about Catalysts – what they are and how they work. You will also learn how most chemical reactions are catalyzed and basic chemicals are converted to recognizable consumer products we are familiar with (like detergents, plastics, fuels etc.), before they are distributed to end users. We will also take a look at how the industry is organized and who are the main producers. By the end of the course you will have a good general understanding of Catalysts, from the basic catalyst components of metals and support materials to the end market applications. There are no pre-requisites for this course, and no prior knowledge of the subject matter or advance preparation is required.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize what a catalyst is and what it does
  • Identify some different Catalyst types and composition
  • Select which catalysts are used industrially
  • Recognize the basics of the Industrial catalyst market
  • Identify the facts around catalyst deactivation and the need for replacement
  • Point out the path of the catalyst life cycle
  • Recognize the catalysis of some important chemical reactions

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New Online Oil Pricing Mechanisms Course!


This course provides a comprehensive guide to the pricing mechanisms used in the wholesale oil trading markets.  You’ll learn about the history of oil pricing, including the use of fixed pricing and netbacks for crude oil contracts.   We’ll cover the components that are used in oil pricing, including units, averaging periods, benchmarks and Incoterms.  We’ll review the methodologies used by the main price reporting agencies, and will assess the links between physical and paper market prices, including the use of EFPs.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of pricing mechanisms used at different times during the history of the oil market
  • Select the units and currencies used for oil pricing in different regions
  • Identify the key components used in oil pricing
  • Recognize the key benchmarks used in oil pricing
  • Identify the way oil contracts are priced using Official Selling Prices (OSPs) and posted prices
  • Distinguish between the different methodologies used by the price reporting agencies
  • Point out the links between physical and paper market pricing

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October 2015 - eNewsletters

The latest October 2015 editions of The Energy Education Pipeline eNewsletter are now available.

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New Online Overview of North American Energy Pipelines Course!

pipeline5This course provides an overview of the pipeline systems for transportation of hydrocarbon liquids and gases within the United States of America and Canada. You will learn about both physical and commercial arrangements for the operation of oil and gas pipelines from wellhead to end-user.  We will focus mainly on the long-haul (interstate), bulk transportation of crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas. You will gain an overview of how pipelines work, how the industry is regulated and how users of pipelines (shippers) interact with pipeline operating companies.  We will discuss the North American energy landscape, how this has changed in recent years and the implications for pipeline transportation of oil and gas.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the types of materials carried by energy pipelines, and describe their important physical characteristics
  • Identify the types of pipeline that make up the North American pipeline network
  • Recognize the basic geography of energy production, consumption and transportation in the USA and Canada
  • Point out how energy pipelines are constructed and their physical operation
  • Distinguish between liquids and gas pipelines in how they differ from each other in their operations
  • Recognize how oil pipelines handle the transportation of multiple different qualities of material
  • Select some of North America’s major pipeline routes, key pipelines and operating companies
  • Identify how the pipeline networks have been adapted to cope with the transportation requirements of unconventional oil and gas production
  • Point out the challenges facing the US and Canadian pipeline industry

Click here to learn more and begin the course now!

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