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Refining/Petrocemical

A wall surrounding the damaged tank farm at the chemical storage facility breached, increasing the risk that airborne and liquid toxins will be released from the site. Read more

Emergency Response

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

Celanese Corp. plans to initiate the reconfiguration of its global acetic acid production network through multiple value- creation steps. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

There were gains in the production three-month moving average output trend in plastic resins, organic chemicals, synthetic rubber, coatings, adhesives, pesticides, other specialty chemicals, consumer products and manufactured fibers. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

One of the biggest challenges facing the petrochemical industry's supply chain today is maintaining consistency of deliveries. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Petroteq Energy Inc. has completed its first maintenance turnaround at its oil sands processing facility located near Vernal, Utah. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

The Chemours Company announced the startup of the new Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) low global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerant production facility at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Sasol Ltd. announced that its new U.S.-based linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit has achieved beneficial operations — the first of the seven production facilities of Sasol’s Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) to come online. Read more

Downstream

Installation of Five Duplex Plug & Play™ Burners Expected to Eliminate Over 15 Tons of NOx Per Year Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

BASF Corp. has theorized that greater efficiency in site logistics and transport operations can be achieved through automation and innovation. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

"We realized there were some things where we were very far behind, compared to what some of the other industries were doing relative to the chemical industry and transportation industries," Read more

Plant Management & Operations

BASF is launching the sale of its construction chemicals unit in spring as the chemicals group seeks to focus on more profitable businesses. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Total construction costs for a U.S. Northeast cracker project are estimated to be about $193 million higher than for U.S. Gulf Coast projects. Read more

Training & Human Resources

U.S. crude traders are bracing for increasing supplies at Cushing, Oklahoma, the delivery point for benchmark crude futures. Read more

Commodities

Marathon Petroleum Corp. would replace crude oil from Venezuela with imports from the Middle East and Latin America. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

In June, the High Seas tanker ship loaded up on ethanol in Texas and set off for Asia. Read more

Offshore & Marine

Delta Air Lines wants to sell its oil refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania, after attempts to offer a partial stake in the plant late last year failed. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

EPA recently said it would complete a rule to boost sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline by the summer 2019 driving season, despite a partial government shutdown at press time. Read more

Current Issue

Oil, gas and chemicals executives see higher oil and natural gas prices on the horizon, but new findings from Deloitte's "2018 Oil, Gas and Chemicals Executive" survey reveal the industry has varying expectations for what the anticipated price... Read more

Current Issue

Exxon Mobil Corp has given final approval to an expansion that would nearly double the size of its 365,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Beaumont, Texas, refinery. Read more

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