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The fire at ITC intensified due to a temporary reduction of water pressure; however, the water pressure has been restored and responders have been able to fully resume their efforts to fight the fire. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Several continuing trends pushed crude oil exports higher and imports lower and resulted in the Gulf Coast (defined as Petroleum Administration for Defense District, or PADD, 3) becoming a net crude oil exporter in the last two months of 2018. Read more

Offshore & Marine

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Wood will work together through the Honeywell Connected Plant platform to commercialize digital services that help oil refiners make their operations safer, more efficient and more reliable. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Oil prices rose to new 2019 highs on Tuesday, supported by OPEC supply cuts and falling output from Iran and Venezuela because of U.S. sanctions. Read more

Commodities

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Hand-out McDermott International, Inc.

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) announced today it successfully achieved substantial completion at Calpine's York 2 Energy Center, a combined-cycle gas power station in Peach Bottom Township, Pennsylvania. Read more

Williams announced a series of transactions that will establish a new platform for the optimization of its midstream operations in the western Marcellus and Utica basins Read more

M&A/Investment

Pemex

Anton Ivanov

Mexico invited a host of international firms, including three U.S. companies, to bid on the construction of an $8 billion oil refinery Read more

Aruba will resume a refurbishment project at a 209,000 barrel-per-day refinery operated by a unit of Citgo Petroleum Corp, the island’s prime minister said on Sunday, after a change to U.S. sanctions on Citgo parent PDVSA last week. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Mike Christensen strides among rows of gleaming steel tanks, pointing to pipelines that arrive from miles around to this corner of former farmland near Midland, Texas, the heart of the largest oil patch in the United States. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

A leaky gasoline tanker exploded in south Los Angeles on Sunday, injuring two people and sending at least one manhole cover flying into the air and flames shooting out of a storm drain to threaten nearby buildings. Read more

Emergency Response

The fire at the ITC Deer Park facility has spread to one additional tank adjacent to the tanks already involved in the fire, bringing the total of involved tanks to eight. Read more

Emergency Response

A fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channel spread on Monday to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting schools and forcing residents in the suburb of Deer Park to stay indoors. Read more

Emergency Response

Emergency crews have responded to a reported fire at the ExxonMobil Baytown refinery at 5000 Bayway Drive.  The cause of the fire is unknown and no reported injuries at this time. Currently, officials have not called for a shelter-in-place. Read more

Emergency Response

Building an energy corridor along the border instead of just a wall would be a 'giant leap for mankind,' bringing security and jobs to the region, says a Purdue University-led national consortium of engineers and scientists Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Petroleum refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast increasingly rely on merchant suppliers, rather than their own production, to provide the hydrogen used to reduce the sulfur content of fuel. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The Norwegian government plans to expand the offshore oil and gas acreage offered to oil companies under its annual licensing round in so-called predefined areas (APA), Oil and Energy Minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg told a conference on Thursday. Read more

Offshore & Marine

BP urged the U.S. government to tighten rules limiting methane leaks from oil and gas operations as it teamed up with a prominent environmental group to develop technologies to limit emissions of the potent greenhouse gas. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

At least four people were killed and five others injured on Thursday in a gas pipeline explosion in southwest Iran, the Iranian Students News Agency ISNA reported. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Exxon Mobil Corp is considering exploring for oil and gas in Israel, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, in what would make Exxon the first oil major to operate in the country still technically at war with Gulf Arab states. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Siemens Mobility announced the opening of its new Digital Lab for Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) based in Austin, Texas. The lab will monitor, collect and analyze data to further study and develop important digital urban mobility technologies. Read more

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