Oil & Gas

Technology Progression in Fuel Marking

Stop Fuel Smuggling Series By: Jeff Conroy, Chief Scientist, Authentix Branded fuel suppliers began to use colorants in the 1950’s as a means to indicate fuel type, grade, or brand in the downstream petroleum industry, and this approach continues with wide-spread acceptance today. As fuel taxes and subsidies came into use around the globe, it was...

Responsible Fuel Supply Chain Management Just Makes $ense

Illegal Fuel Trade, Supply Chain Integrity and Technology By: Erwin Dorland, Advisory Program Delivery Manager, Authentix When addressing the problem of fuel smuggling or fuel fraud, responsible fuel supply chain management isn’t just a simple question of doing the right thing – it makes financial sense. Responsible management and minimising risks within the fuel supply...

The Harmful Implications of Illicit Fuel Trade—the economy, the people, the environment

Written by: Kevin McKenna, President, Oil & Gas, Authentix Stop Fuel Fraud Series People often ask me what I do for a living. When I state that I manage a business that helps detect and deter illicit fuel trade, most of the time the response is a confused look and the question, “What is illicit...

How to Create a Secure, High-Quality Fuel Supply

Introduction to Stop Fuel Fraud Blog Series Every country around the globe is dependent on the use of petroleum products to move people and goods around, generate power and generally keep their economies growing. Because of this ubiquity in the economy, most governments have developed fuel taxation systems to fund essential services for the benefit...

A Product Owner’s Journey to Release the LSX 3000 Field Analyzer

It was over a year ago now that I was tasked with taking up the role Product Owner for Authentix’s newest analyzer for our Fuel Marking Programs, christened the LSX 3000 Field Analyzer. At the beginning of my involvement in the project, I was looking up quite a steep hill and had some reservations; it...

In Africa, fuel quality is on the rise.

The African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARA) held its annual conference in Cape Town, South Africa last week. The meeting’s theme was “Achieving Clean Fuels in Africa”, a topic that has received much attention lately. In September of 2016 in a report released by the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) partner, Public Eye, it...

Europol Confirms Link Between Organised Crime and Fuel Fraud.

Last week, Europol released its European Union (EU) Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2017 (SOCTA 2017)1. The SOCTA is “Europol’s flagship product providing information to Europe’s law enforcement community and decision makers. It serves as the cornerstone of the EU Policy Cycle for Serious and Organised Crime.” The report serves to inform member states...