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The joint venture opened a $3.1 billion ethylene glycol production plant near Lake Charles, La. in May 2019. Read more

M&A/Investment

Hydrotreaters remove sulfur from motor fuels in compliance with U.S. environmental rules. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Located near Mont Belvieu, Texas, PDH 2 will produce 750,000 metric tons per year of polymer-grade propylene as part of Enterprise’s expansion of propylene manufacturing capacity. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The ExxonMobil Joliet, Illinois, Refinery recently selected TIMEC as the Pegasus Cup Winner. Read more

Supplier News

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A $1.6 billion plan to refurbish a Caribbean oil refinery is about 75% complete and could begin delivering fuel supplies early next year. Read more

Downstream

Last year, U.S. refiners processed nearly 17 million barrels of crude oil every day, the most in the country’s history as it cashes in on a boom in shale oil. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub rose by 1.7 million barrels. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The plant has the capacity to produce 350,000 tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) per year. Read more

M&A/Investment

Exxon Mobil Corp is seeking a potential buyer for its roughly 60,000 barrel per day Billings, Montana refinery. Read more

M&A/Investment

In the first half of 2019, the United States exported an average of 5.47 million barrels per day of petroleum products. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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Photo courtesy SNF Holding Company

SNF Floerger plans to invest $375 million in an Iberville Parish polymer plant. Read more

Downstream

Marathon is in active discussions with possible buyers. Read more

M&A/Investment

Motiva Enterprises completed the restart of the large crude distillation unit in Port Arthur, Texas. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Scope includes license, basic engineering package, extended basic engineering, training, technical services and supply of proprietary equipment for what will be one of the world's largest mixed feed crackers. Read more

Downstream

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Photo courtesy Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

On Monday, a small earthquake hit operations at two oil refineries in California. Then, firefighters had to battle a blaze in Northern California after two ethanol tanks caught fire. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The agency released a factual update of the events that took place, which led to the explosion. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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SERGIO CHAPA | SABJ

The company is maintaining its coker unit. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The refinery has been idled due to U.S. sanctions on Citgo’s parent, Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

The union intends to continue negotiations with Phillips 66 under a 24-hour rolling contract that has been in place since the previous deal expired. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

BP PLC has named a new group CEO. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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