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Trong Nguyen

The US is expected to drive new-build gas processing capacity growth in the global gas processing industry from planned and announced (new-build) projects between 2019 and 2023. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States totaled 16.9 billion gallons per year (gal/year) or 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d), as of January 2019. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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Photo courtesy REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The company announced in May that it planned to shut the 45-year old unit in September due to inaction in the Pennsylvania legislature on a bill that would have subsidized the continued operation of nuclear power in the state. Read more

Power Generation

BIC Magazine interviews panelists during The Gulf Coast Industry Forum Read more

BIC Videos

Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) shut the chemical plant at its Beaumont, Texas, refining and petrochemical complex on Thursday morning because of flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Exxon Mobil Corp has begun planned maintenance on a small crude distillation unit at its 502,500 barrel per day (bpd) Baton Rouge refinery in Louisiana, sources familiar with plant operations said on Tuesday. Read more


An explosion at an oil refinery of Eni in the North of Italy caused early on Tuesday morning no injuries and has been brought under control, the Italian oil and gas company said in a statement. Read more

Emergency Response

Recycling will be a key part of plastics sustainability, since many U.S. downstream manufacturers are adding billions of pounds of new production capacity even as they work to handle existing plastics waste. Read more


McDermott International, Inc. today announced that its joint venture Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd (QMW) in Qingdao, China, has been awarded a large* contract to provide three complex modules for the Arctic LNG 2 Project. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Aramco will purchase Shell’s 50% interest in the JV for $631 million in a transaction thatis scheduled to close later this year. Read more


Total plans to return the 66,000 bpd Diesel Hydrotreater 3 (DHT 3), which was shut on Aug. 20, to production. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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The second half of 2019 and most of 2020 will be robust but volatile for Texas oil and gas producers Read more


The style of attack used against oil plants in Saudi Arabia that knocked out half of the country’s production on Saturday is unlikely to be a risk in the United States. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

MEGlobal Oyster Creek Site

Photo Courtesy EQUATE Group

The site created 55 new full-time long-term jobs and 25-35 contract jobs. It employed almost 2,000 construction workers at peak. Read more


On September 3, 2019, Freeport LNG Development L.P.—the developer of Freeport LNG export terminal—announced the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced from the newly commissioned Train 1 of the three-train Freeport LNG facility. Read more


The report includes the total biodiesel production capacity for all operating plants in both million gallons per year (gal/y) and barrels per day (b/d) as of January 1, 2019. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The drone strikes on 14 September, claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, marked the largest ever single disruption to oil supplies. Read more



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An attack on Saudi Arabia that shut 5% of global crude output triggered the biggest surge in oil prices since 1991, after U.S. officials blamed Iran and President Donald Trump said Washington was “locked and loaded” to retaliate. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The demolition of the units, which costs $100 million per year, will make the refinery more attractive to a potential buyer if Lyondell chooses to sell the plant. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Environmental awareness

Gaj Rudolf

Occidental Petroleum Corp. plans to shift toward a carbon-neutral production model but new U.S. laws are needed to support technologies designed to fight global warming. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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