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Building an energy corridor along the border instead of just a wall would be a 'giant leap for mankind,' bringing security and jobs to the region, says a Purdue University-led national consortium of engineers and scientists Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Petroleum refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast increasingly rely on merchant suppliers, rather than their own production, to provide the hydrogen used to reduce the sulfur content of fuel. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The city of Orange, Texas is on the short list of places where Chevron Phillips Chemical is considering building a massive $5 to $6 billion petrochemical expansion. Read more

Downstream

U.S. environmental regulators quietly changed the way they assess applications from refineries for waivers from the nation’s biofuels law, making it possible for highly profitable plants to secure lucrative exemptions. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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Fire crews were going to the Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP 24,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Great Falls, Montana. Read more

Emergency Response

On track to significantly increase cash flow from operations and asset sales Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Borouge has awarded TechnipFMC, Maire Tecnimont and WorleyParsons three major contracts for the fourth phase of the Ruwais petrochemicals complex which will include the world’s largest mixed feed cracker. Read more

Downstream

ExxonMobil will fund the construction of a new polypropylene production unit in Baton Rouge that will expand production capacity along the Gulf Coast by up to 450,000 tons per year. Read more

Downstream

OPEC and some non- OPEC oil ministers recently met in Vienna to address growing surpluses in the market. Read more

Commodities

Wood  has been awarded a contract by ADNOC Refining to deliver pre-front end  engineering and design (pre-FEED) for a new refinery in Ruwais, in the western region  of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

U.S. oil refiner HollyFrontier Corp’s quarterly profit beat was overshadowed by weak performance in its lubricants and specialty products business. Read more

Commodities

The Linde Group and PBF Energy have broken ground on a new hydrogen plant being built in Delaware City, Delaware, in partnership with PBF subsidiary Delaware City Refining Co. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

A production facility with annual capacity of 30,000 tons will be additionally built at TPA’s Rhode Island Plant , which aims to start operation in 2020. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The USA is in the middle of a $200 billion spending spree on 333 new chemical plants. China has spent that sum annually for many years, constructing its own chemical building blocks. Read more

M&A/Investment

These polymers are primarily used in the oil-and-gas industry. Read more

Downstream

Exxon Mobil Corp shut the second-largest crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 502,500-barrel-per-day (bpd) Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc, owner of the largest and oldest refinery on the U.S. East Coast, is facing another financial crisis just months after emerging from a controversial bankruptcy. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The second largest crude distillation unit (CDU) was shut by a fire on Sunday at Phillips 66’s 330,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Wood River, Illinois, refinery. Read more

Emergency Response

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

Offshore & Marine

Valero Energy Corp. is asking a bankruptcy court to allow its lawsuit against PG&E Corp over an emergency shutdown to move forward. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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