Natural gas production in the United States reached record levels in 2018. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Successful completion of major expansion project makes Shell’s Geismar chemicals manufacturing site the largest producer of alpha olefins in the world. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Plastic Container

Anton Starikov

The proposed facility, in Aliaga in western Turkey, would produce 1.25 million tonnes per annum (tpa) of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 840,000 tpa paraxylene (PX) and 340,000 tpa benzene. Read more


Bob Patel, chairman and CEO of Houston petrochemicals maker LyondellBasell, joined the company in 2010 after 20 years at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Read more


The 57,000 bpd coker was shut by a Nov. 28 fire that filled a heater with hard carbon deposits. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Qatar Petroleum (QP) is looking to invest at least $20 billion in the United States over the coming few years. Read more


Secretary Ryan Zinke

Photo by Tami Heilemann, Interior

Trump did not give a reason for Zinke’s departure. However, the former Navy Seal and ex-congressman from Montana has faced scrutiny of his use of security details, chartered flights and a real estate deal. Read more


BP Plc began restarting the blending oil unit at its 413,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., the leading developer of innovative, advanced technology and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced today that the company has signed an agreement with McDermott out of Houston, Texas under which McD Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BASF announces the launch of Valor™, a next generation Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst technology designed to enhance the performance of FCC catalysts processing heavy residuum (resid) oil feedstock. Valor™ is BASF’s latest innovation. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

High prices and continued development of shale and tight resources drove proved reserves of both U.S. crude oil and natural gas to new records in 2017, according to EIA’s recently released U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves report. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Stronger oil and natural gas prices combined with development of shales and low permeability formations lift U.S. crude oil and natural gas proved reserves to record levels in 2017 Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

From heating your home, to driving to your in-laws', to cooking a delicious dinner, Thanksgiving as we know it just would not be possible without oil and natural gas. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG



BP Plc’s trading arm on Friday entered a tolling agreement with the owners of an idled oil refinery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, cementing plans to bring the plant back online six years after it was idled by previous owners. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Located 120 miles offshore Guyana, the 6.6 million-acre Stabroek Block holds exciting exploration and development potential. With commercial production expected to begin in 2020. Read more

Offshore & Marine

“At some point, this awesome economic cycle will come to an end, and we’ll have a recession of some kind,” said Morgan. “How are we going to weather that? How are we going to bounce back stronger after that?” Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The EIA has estimated the U.S. is now the largest global crude oil producer, likely surpassing both Russia and Saudi Arabia. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Exxon Mobil Corp has begun groundwork at a Texas refinery that would become the largest in the United States in advance of a final investment decision on the expansion. Read more


The need for hydrogen in the refining industry has grown significantly as refinery feed-stocks have become heavier and sourer and fuel product specifications more stringent. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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