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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said on Tuesday he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation’s biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday, tracking the stock market higher after a rise in Turkey’s lira quelled fears of emerging market weakness and as market participants focused on lower crude supply from Saudi Arabia and Iran. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico hit all-time highs this month, but a slower-than-expected build out of pipelines inside Mexico has kept increases far below available capacity at the border. more

Pipeline/Transportation

The head of Royal Dutch Shell’s global refining operations Lori Ryerkerk will step down at the end of the month after five years in a job where she oversaw a vast overhaul of the business. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices dipped on Monday as trade tensions and troubled emerging markets dented the outlook for fuel demand, though U.S. sanctions against Iran pointed towards tighter supply ahead. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Pemex

Reuters

Pemex's Salina Cruz refinery shut down due to a power outage and was scheduled to restart operations a day later. more

Refining/Petrochemical

HollyFrontier Corp. said it did not expect operational disruptions at its 85,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Tulsa West refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said on Thursday an April 26 explosion at Husky Energy’s Superior, Wisconsin, refinery was probably triggered by air leaking around a slide valve into the gasoline-producing unit that blew up. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is restarting the gasoline-producing unit at its 209,787-barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery, sources familiar with plant operations. more

Downstream

Oil prices fell on Wednesday after Chinese import data showed a slowdown in demand and as a trade dispute between Washington and Beijing escalated further. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose on Tuesday with revived U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran expected to tighten global supply. more

Refining/Petrochemical

A Texas grand jury on Friday indicted chemicals manufacturer Arkema North America and two of its executives for releasing emissions that allegedly endangered the public after a 2017 hurricane. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Marathon Petroleum Corp. plans to “maximize” input of U.S. crude in the third quarter, taking advantage of bottlenecks in key shale plays that have weakened domestic prices. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose for a second day after data showed U.S. crude inventories fell more than expected, easing worries about oversupply that have dragged on markets in recent weeks. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. refiners and producers are seeking ways to counter efforts by BNSF Railway Co to limit use of retrofitted oil tank cars following an Iowa derailment last month. more

Midstream

Brent crude futures prices are trading in contango for the first time in 10 months, as traders anticipate an increase in crude availability during the remainder of 2018. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose on Monday on worries over supply after tensions worsened between Iran and the United States, while some offshore workers began a 24-hour strike on three oil and gas platforms in the British North Sea. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider its denial of small West Virginia refinery Ergon’s application for an exemption from U.S. biofuel laws after it relied on an “error-riddled” analysis. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. crude oil production last week hit 11 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first time in the nation’s history. more

Drilling & Exploration

Oil benchmark Brent crude hit a three-month low on Wednesday after a rise in U.S. crude inventories highlighted increasing global supply and concerns over weak demand. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC is now worth nearly $3 billion. more

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