The Houston Ship Channel was closed on Friday after a collision between a barge and tank vessel that spilled an unknown amount of a gasoline ingredient. Read more

Emergency Response

Worst Texas chemical disaster in 14 years enters second week. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Exxon Mobil Corp. will use renewable energy to produce oil in West Texas. Under 12-year agreements with Denmark’s Orsted A/S, Exxon will buy 500 megawatts of wind and solar power in the Permian Basin. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

U.S. President Donald Trump is redirecting global oil flows. Read more


Total SA is among a growing chorus that sees $100 oil on the horizon. But the French energy giant isn’t thrilled about it. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

At least four U.S. pipeline companies have seen their electronic systems for communicating with customers shut down over the last few days, with three confirming it resulted from a cyberattack. Read more


Puerto Rico’s power company will begin shutting down if it doesn’t receive a $1 billion loan from the territory’s central government, threatening to cause widespread electricity outages across the hurricane-devastated island. Read more

Power Generation

A second tanker carrying Russian natural gas may be on the way to the U.S., following in the footsteps of a ship now sitting near Boston Harbor with a similar cargo. Read more

, Offshore & Marine

Crude ended the week with a gain after breaching a key $70 threshold and rallying for five straight days. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

U.S. refiners are setting up for the strongest end-of-year they’ve ever had, and it’s all thanks to Mexico. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

DowDuPont Inc. disappointed investors with its first earnings report after the world’s biggest chemical merger. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Chevron Corp. is planning a significant drilling program in the Duvernay shale formation, marking a vote of confidence in Canada’s energy industry in a year when it joined other majors in selling assets there. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

A closely-held Chinese oil company agreed to buy a minority stake in Rosneft PJSC for about $9 billion, deepening energy and political ties with Russia amid increasing tensions with the U.S. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BASF, DowDuPont and Syngenta are bidding for a package of seed and chemical assets that Bayer needs to divest to win approval for its acquisition deal. Read more

Energy Capital Partners, the private equity firm that owns the largest stake in U.S. power generator Dynegy Inc., is now in advanced talks to buy its rival Calpine Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. Read more

Power Generation

For a landmark fossil-fuel program deep in Trump country, it’s not environmentalists who are the biggest threat. It may be Donald Trump himself. Read more


When PBF Energy Inc. scooped up a refinery from Exxon Mobil Corp. on the Mississippi River in 2015, it wasted no time sprucing up the plant with an eye toward quickly resuming lucrative fuel exports. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Oil climbed, posting the biggest two-day gain in almost six weeks after Saudi Arabia said it cut production even more than required by an OPEC deal, Bloomberg reported. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., a joint venture of Chevron Corp. and refiner Phillips 66, is considering a second “megaproject” in the U.S. that would take advantage of low natural gas prices for makin... Read more


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