Oil & Gas

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30Nov
What Defines a Successful Fuel Authentication Solution

By Kristi Browne, Senior Vice President, Services, Oil & Gas, Authentix Certain operational functions and services are essential for an end-to-end fuel authentication solution that helps you mitigate risks to maximize revenue and gain a competitive advantage. Protecting your brand is critical to thriving in today’s complex supply and distribution chain. When your branded fuel...

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16Nov
Downstream Fuel Manipulation: Protecting Your Brand

By Chad Crouch, Vice President, Authentix. Fuel manipulation can have a major impact on your revenue and brand reputation (and you might not even know it’s occurring). Fuel integrity is a key component of brand protection for oil and gas companies distributing fuel to its consumers. Unfortunately, fuel manipulation is a widespread problem that can...

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08Nov
Coral Gas Introduces a Molecular Marker into its LPG Product to Combat Illicit Dilution in Greece.

Developed by Authentix, the system is the first of its kind to be adopted by an EU-member state. Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) is a Greek success story. In recent years, Greek consumers have increasingly switched to LPG, using it both as an automotive fuel and a heating fuel, due to its lower price compared to...

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01Nov
Blockchain in the Oil Industry: Insights shared at the UEIL Annual Congress

By Dr. Phil Forshee, Senior Principal Scientist, Authentix. Speaking at the UEIL Annual Congress in Budapest, Hungary on October 25, 2018, I was honored to share my insights in “Building Trust in the Supply Chain - An Introduction to Blockchain.” Since its introduction in 2008, blockchain has taken the world by storm as the underlying...

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23Oct
Republic of Zambia seeing significant return on investment after beginning to enforce its fuel authentication program.

In recent years, the government of Zambia became aware they had a problem with illegal fuel dumping and/or adulteration. In fact, Zambia’s Energy Regulation Board (ERB) estimated that these activities were depriving the government of 81 million dollars USD per year in fuel tax revenue. To determine what fuel products were being manipulated, and where...

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24Aug
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...

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22Aug
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...

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21Aug
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...

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26Jul
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...

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19Jul
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...

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