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The project will add 1,050,000 mt/year of polyethylene production capacity to the plant’s existing 640,000 mt/year. more »

May 20, 2016 9:16 AM Downstream

An FCCU at ExxonMobil’s Torrance, California, refinery is running at 75% amid repairs expected to last up to 30 days, Reuters reports. more »

May 19, 2016 4:39 PM Refining/Petrochemical

LyondellBasell on Wednesday reported unexpected mechanical issues at its La Porte, Texas, and Morris, Illinois, plants. more »

May 19, 2016 1:09 PM Maintenance & Reliability

Iowa regulators have declined to expedite a request by Dakota Access to start building a segment of a pipeline that will carry Bakken oil through the Midwest. more »

May 19, 2016 1:03 PM Pipeline/Transportation

The EPA today proposed an increase in the amount of ethanol and other biofuels required to be blended in the nation’s fuel supply next year. more »

May 18, 2016 4:47 PM Renewables

Canada’s largest oil producer evacuated three sites in northern Alberta as a weeks-old wildfire bore down on its operations. more »

May 18, 2016 12:30 PM Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security