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The planned overhaul is scheduled for mid-August. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The project is to be completed in 2021. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The Mainline system is vital to transport barrels out of Canada, the world’s fourth-largest oil producer. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

Overall offshore project sanctioning in 2019 has surpassed the $50 billion mark, driven by Saudi Aramco’s recently announced $18 billion worth of project commitments associated with the Marjan and Berri expansion projects. Read more

Offshore & Marine

In its July 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts Henry Hub natural gas spot prices for June, July, and August this year will average $2.37 per million British thermal units. Read more

Commodities

Iran has seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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S.Gnatiuk

As detailed in its latest sustainability report, Chevron Phillips Chemical set record low combined employee and contractor RIR for five consecutive years across its U.S. operations. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA announced on Monday the start of a sale process for refining and logistics assets, according to a securities filing. Read more

Commodities

Refineries in Taiwan and South Korea are testing the market for fuels that meet new rules for low-sulphur ship fuel starting next year, exporting some cargoes of very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) this month. Read more

Commodities

Unplanned crude oil production outages for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) averaged 2.5 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first half of 2019. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

More than half the daily crude production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remained offline on Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. drilling regulator said, as most oil companies were re-staffing facilities to resume production. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Construction of the new plant will begin in summer 2019, with operations planned to start in September 2020. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Nearly 70% or 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry. Read more

Commodities

U.S. refiners in path of Storm Barry to keep running, Refinery may be shut down for 8 weeks, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Qatar Petroleum to develop $8B Gulf Coast petrochemical project Read more

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After a 2.7% increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, EIA’s July Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts a 2.2% decrease in CO2 emissions for 2019. Read more

Power Generation

The gasoline-producing unit at Marathon Petroleum Corp’s 585,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, may remain shut for two to eight weeks for repairs. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

In its July 2019 edition of the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that global liquid fuels consumption, which averaged 99.9 million barrels/day (b/d) in 2018, will grow by 1.1 million b/d in 2019 and by 1.4 million b/d in 2020. Read more

Commodities

Environmental awareness

Gaj Rudolf

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste welcomed 12 new companies from across the plastics value chain. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas coastal refineries operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp were monitoring a developing weather disturbance in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico that may produce heavy wind and rain later this week. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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