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Motiva Enterprises completed repairs to the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its 603,000 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Residents and businesses of Austin County near Bellville were ordered to evacuate after reported explosions occurred at the nearby Western International Gas facility. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced it is planning to develop an offshore crude oil export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast. more

Midstream

Wood Mackenzie report maps long-term outlook for global oil supply more

Drilling & Exploration

The world’s biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of U.S. light crude to benchmark Brent in just a month, as surging U.S production upends the market. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Exxon Mobil Corp. recently announced it purchased nearly 100 acres adjacent to its Baytown refinery. more

Refining/Petrochemical

As of January 1, 2018, U.S. operable atmospheric crude distillation capacity totaled 18.6 million barrels per calendar day (b/cd), a slight decrease of 0.1% since the beginning of 2017 according to EIA’s annual Refinery Capacity Report. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of projects and jobs in the U.S. chemical industry are at risk as a result of a massive new round of U.S. tariffs released late July 10 and covering $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, trade groups warned. more

Chemical Processing

Oil prices were set for a second straight week of decline on Friday after Libyan ports reopened and on the view that Iran might still export some crude despite U.S. sanctions. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is analyzing metal shrapnel from an April explosion at a Husky Energy Inc. refinery in Wisconsin that forced the evacuation of thousands of residents as it continues to investigate the cause of the blast. more

Downstream

A refinery in Saudi Arabia has shipped its RBOB gasoline to the United States for the first time. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices steadied on Thursday after sharp losses the previous session as the International Energy Agency (IEA) said the world’s oil supply cushion “might be stretched to the limit” due to production losses. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Executives at Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas producers on Tuesday downplayed the severity of transportation bottlenecks to move oil in the near term, citing existing pipeline commitments and refining capabilities. more

Midstream

Oil prices rose by over 1 percent toward $79 per barrel on Tuesday due to growing supply outages, with Norway shutting one oilfield as hundreds of workers began a strike and Libya saying its production more than halved in recent months. more

Refining/Petrochemical

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has officially broken ground for construction of a state-of-the-art organic peroxide production facility in Tianjin, China. Organic peroxides are essential in the manufacture of a wide range of polymers including PVC and more

Downstream

MMEX forms solar power sub, MMEX Solar Resources, for its refinery projects in Pecos County, Texas. more

Power Generation

Petroteq Energy Inc. unveiled its heavy oil processing and extraction plant located at the Asphalt Ridge in Uintah Basin, Utah. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The Nordic country aims to develop a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) by 2022 as part of its commitment to slow climate change after dropping such a project at its Mongstad refinery in 2013. Norway’s oil and energy ministry said... more

Tanks/Terminals/Storage

Asian oil refiners are racing to secure crude supplies in anticipation of an escalating trade war between the United States and China, and as Washington plans tough sanctions against Iran aimed at shutting the country out of oil markets. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Many analysts use the motor gasoline product supplied data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) to discern trends in U.S. gasoline consumption. more

Refining/Petrochemical

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