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U.S. President Donald Trump and Iran exchanged sharp words over oil prices on Wednesday, with Trump blaming OPEC for high oil prices and Tehran accusing him of stoking volatility after he withdrew last month from a global nuclear arms deal with Iran. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. President Donald Trump, in yielding to pressure from farming states and agreeing to suspend changes to U.S. biofuel policy is now being criticized by another important constituency, the main union for oil refinery workers. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday to 3-1/2 year highs, after U.S. President Trump abandoned a nuclear deal with Iran and announced the “highest level” of sanctions against the OPEC member. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday he is considering allowing exported ethanol to count toward the volumes mandated under the nation’s biofuels law. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose to their highest levels since late 2014 on Monday, boosted by the latest troubles for Venezuelan oil company PDVSA and a looming decision on whether the United States will re-impose sanctions on Iran. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose on Friday stayed below recent highs as global supplies remained tight and the market awaited news from Washington on possible new U.S. sanctions against Iran. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Pressure restrictions on TransCanada Corp’s Keystone oil pipeline were lifted in a letter issued by U.S. pipeline safety regulators, a spokesman for the agency told Reuters on Thursday. more

Pipeline/Transportation

The Trump administration on Friday proposed relaxing a rule on offshore oil wells that was finalized after the 2010 BP Plc disaster and crude spill in the Gulf of Mexico. more

Offshore & Marine

BIC Magazine recently spoke to AFPM President Chet Thompson to discuss refining and petrochemical industries' progress and hot topics. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized OPEC on Friday for output curbs that have helped raise global oil prices and said “artificially” high prices would not be accepted. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil hit its highest in more than three years on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to fire missiles at Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack last week. more

Refining/Petrochemical

President Trump recently unveiled his FY 2019 budget request, including $30.6 billion to support the DOE. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Oil rose towards $70 a barrel on Monday, lifted by a drop in drilling activity in the United States and concerns that Washington could reintroduce sanctions against Iran. more

Drilling & Exploration

Crude oil futures slipped on Monday, but a rebound in stock markets and escalating Saudi-Iran tensions capped losses. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The Trump administration is seeking to sell leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as quickly as possible – drawing fire from opponents of drilling in the sensitive area, who are warning against a rushed process. more

Drilling & Exploration

U.S. energy pipeline developers say they intend to pursue exemptions to the Trump Administration’s proposed steel tariffs, as concerns grow for those companies and from key exporters to the United States like South Korea. more

Pipeline/Transportation

U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The Trump administration’s plan to broadly expand drilling in U.S. offshore waters is moving slowly due to opposition from coastal states and indifference from oil companies that have turned their focus to other opportunities. more

Offshore & Marine

Energy executives say the Trump administration’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs could bump up the cost of big-ticket projects needed for rapidly rising U.S. shale oil and gas output by three to 10 percent. more

Drilling & Exploration

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