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Nearly three-quarters of U.S. NGPL production is concentrated within six producing regions. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The Houston Ship Channel was closed on Friday after a collision between a barge and tank vessel that spilled an unknown amount of a gasoline ingredient. Read more

Emergency Response

Strong natural gas production, as well as rapidly-rising demand, resulted in record-high production of natural gas plant liquids. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Trafigura, North America estimates the Gulf Coast's refining utilization is "effectively maximum" at about 95 percent. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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Photo courtesy Greenberry

This project has been the most ambitious project of its kind in IVL history and creates a new platform of growth. Read more

Downstream

Valero Energy Corp.’s 180,000 barrel per day (bpd) Memphis, Tennessee, refinery was knocked out of production by a Diamond Pipeline malfunction. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

During March, chemical output was higher in the Northeast and West Coast regions, but fell in the Gulf Coast, Midwest, Ohio Valley and Southeast regions. Output in the Mid-Atlantic region was flat. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Air Liquide has expanded its utilities supply agreement with LyondellBasell for its new propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) project in the Houston area. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

PRSI’s 466-acre complex in Pasadena, Texas, adds a second refinery to CUSA’s Gulf Coast downstream business, which also includes a refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Read more

M&A/Investment

A full report on expansion and construction activity in Texas. Read more

Downstream

Chevron Corp. told Petrobras it wants proof a Pasadena, Texas, refinery will function as promised before it will take possession of the facility. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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Courtesy of BASF

The investment is earmarked for the modernization and improvement of existing facilities over the next 10 years. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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Robert Seale © 2013 Robert Seale

Project to increase production of ultra-low sulfur diesel by almost 45 percent. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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Courtesy Occidental Petroleum

A deal would make Occidental the largest producer of oil in west Texas’s Permian basin, where production has boomed in recent years. Read more

M&A/Investment

HF is a highly toxic chemical that can seriously injure or cause death at a concentration of 30 parts per million (PPM), which is used in about fifty of the U.S.’s approximately 150 refineries, as well as many other industries. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A Dow Chemical subsidiary has locked out more than 200 workers at a chemical plant in Deer Park east of Houston after United Steelworkers union (USW) workers rejected the latest contract proposal. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

U.S. oil refiners are planning a heavy slate of plant overhauls in the second quarter, with total production this month off 8.5 percent compared with the start of the year, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Port Arthur LNG Export Facility

Sempra Energy

Port Arthur LNG, LLC received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to site, construct and operate its natural gas liquefaction-export facility under development in Jefferson County, Texas. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. released updates on the latest progress on the Davis Refinery and beyond. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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