Refined Fuels Analytics

Industrial PlantRefined Fuels Analytics (RFA) is a division within the RBN organization that specializes in consulting and advisory services for the refining industry, analysis for refined fuels markets and research into the key issues facing participants across the value chains for traditional hydrocarbon and renewable fuels. RFA builds on a broad industry-wide knowledge base and team of experts to analyze trends and provide clients with strategic, commercial, and technical services.  

View RFA's launch press release here 

Learn more about the Future of Fuels Report here

Read the Blog, "Good Lookin', So Refined - RBN's New Consulting Team: Refined Fuels Analytics"


John Auers

John R. Auers, P.E.

Managing Director, RBN – RFA

John was previously the team leader for TM&C’s market outlook publications and assignments and provided senior leadership to TM&C’s analyses of the worldwide refining industry and leads industry studies for the firm’s clients. He has specific expertise in the areas of refining economics and planning, LP modeling, downstream asset valuation, crude oil valuation and capital investment/strategic planning. John joined the firm in 1987 after a career with Exxon Corp., where he held various positions at its Baytown, Texas refinery. He holds a BS (1980) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MBA (1984) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Nebraska and is also a member of TSPE and AIChE.


Robert Auers

Robert Auers

Manager of Refined Fuels, RBN – RFA

Mr. Robert Auers is RBN – RFA’s primary refinery modeler and refined fuels market analyst. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Robert is an active CFA Charterholder. Robert has nine years of total industry experience split between Western Refining’s El Paso Refinery (now owned by Marathon) and Turner, Mason & Co. He is experienced in petroleum refining and renewable diesel economics, process engineering, process design, and HazOp review.


Services Include:

  • Consulting
  • Strategic advisory
  • Transaction due diligence
  • Dispute resolution
  • Litigation support
  • Regulatory strategy


Future of Fuels Report - Now Available

RBN’s Refined Fuels Analytics division (RFA) publishes a biannual study exploring the outlook for crude oil, refined products, and renewables markets called, "Future of Fuels: RFA Outlook for Crude Oil, Refined Products, Biofuels, and EVs." . The report provides comprehensive analysis and forecasts for the key factors influencing petroleum market dynamics – prices and price relationships, petroleum supply and demand, alternative fuels, and refining capacity and utilization. For more information, CLICK HERE.


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