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On March 29, Exelon Generation announced an agreement with ENGIE North America to purchase the Everett liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal by the fourth quarter of 2018. more

Midstream

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

Wood, Cisco and Roue Consultores have participated in the opening of an Oil and Gas Advanced Technology Center (ATC) located in Wood’s operations center in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico. more

Plant Management & Operations

Rapidly growing U.S. ethylene production and investment in new derivative capacity has increased the number of ports exporting plastics and opened new markets for U.S. producers, ClipperData told Petrochemical Update. more

Chemical Processing

An explosion set off a huge fire at Valero Energy Corp’s 225,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Texas City, Texas, refinery on Thursday afternoon but the fire was quickly contained, according to the City of Texas City Emergency Management office. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

Oil prices kept rising to their highest since late 2014 as U.S. crude inventories declined, moving closer to five-year averages, and after sources told Reuters that top exporter Saudi Arabia aims to push prices even higher. more

Refining/Petrochemical

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