Gasoline & Diesel Blending: A 3 Day Course

Learn how to profit, make, and optimize blending formulas

Location: Kingdom of Bahrain

Venue: Kingdom of Bahrain (Check The Map)

Starts: 15 Nov 2020

Ends: 17 Nov 2020

Type: Course

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Over the course of three-days, the program seeks to focus on gasoline and diesel blending techniques concentrating on the creation and optimization of profitable blend formula. In addition to comprehensive analysis of blend components including pricing and the environmental impact, the program seeks to educate participants through real life case studies and exercises.

In order to get the maximum benefit, participants should bring their own Windows laptop with Microsoft Excel (2010 or later) with SOLVER add-in software installed for this course.


  Held in conjunction with the MPGC Week Events 2020


GDB course is co-located with the 28th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC) and all participants are invited to attend the MPGC 2020 Official Opening on 16th November at 5:00 pm. The opening will be graced by His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain and will include Ministerial Address by His Excellency Dr Mohammed Hamad Al Rumhy and Keynote Addresses from leading oil industry visionaries and will be followed by a dinner hosted by the Bahrain Petroleum Company. This is a value added opportunity for course participants, who will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from the key policy and decision makers, as well as engage with the MPGC community from over 30 countries.


Six other Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week 2020 events being held in the same week, will also be re-scheduled to 15 – 19 November 2020:


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Course Outline

  • Introduction to Gasoline and Diesel Blending
  • Gasoline Specifications and Grades
  • Blend Components and Properties
  • Blending Economics: Pricing Blend Component and
    Finished Product
  • Blending Property Calculations
  • Introduction to Blend Optimization
  • Blending Optimizer Exercises (to make US and Exports
    Gasolines as well as to determine Blend Economics)
  • Gasoline and Diesel Lab Test Methods and Precision of
  • Dispute Resolution and Blend Targets Setting using Lab
    Precision of Measurement
  • EnviroSpecs, RFS, Compliance using EPA Complex Model
  • Ethanol Blending and Non-linear Property Prediction
  • Specific Gasoline Blending Profit Improvements
  • Diesel Specifications and Grades
  • Pricing Blend Component and Finished Products Using
    Platts Method
  • Diesel Blend Property Calculation
  • Diesel Blend Optimizer Usage, Examples and Exercises
    (to make US, EU and Mexican Diesels)
  • Blending Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel
  • Exercises with the Diesel optimizer to make US, EU,
    Mexican Diesels, without and with Biodiesel and
    Renewable Diesel
  • Diesel Environmental Specs and Issues
  • Conclusion and Wrap-up



Course Experience

How to calculate blend profitability

Estimating blend components prices

Exploit profitability by calculating non-linear properties accurately

Dispute resolution using property measurement precision

Using Ethanol and Biodiesel profitably

Course Highlights

  • Review specs around the world: APA (Singapore, Dubai, Saudi), EU, USA, Latin America, etc.
  • Determine what blend components you should buy and use for specific grades
  • Assess pricing of each component relative to market and future trends
  • Evaluation of blend components for best profits
  • Optimize blend recipe formula for maximum profitability
  • Ethanol blending and impact on properties
  • BioDiesel (FAME) and Renewable Diesel Properties and Blending
  • Measuring environmental compliance
  • Hundreds of references: specs, price bulletins, blend component data base, list of world oil refineries, other blending information sources
  • Course includes on-site laboratory visits


  • 800+ Pages Gasoline and Diesel Blending Handbook
  • 35+ Blending Programs and Exercises
  • Gasoline and Diesel Blending Optimizer Program (DEMO)
  • Blending Components Data Base
  • Gasoline and Diesel Specifications Catalogs
  • And more….

Who Should Attend

Gasoline Traders / Blenders

Blend Schedulers

Fuel Oil / Distillates Traders

Marine Managers

Middle & Senior Managers

Laboratory Supervisors

Business Development Managers

Blend Schedulers Business Analysts

Marketing & Products Trading Managers

Laboratory Supervisors Sales Representatives

Planning / Operational Engineers

Cargo Inspectors / Surveyors

Fuel / Project Engineers

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+65 6338 4090

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