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Aramco will purchase Shell’s 50% interest in the JV for $631 million in a transaction thatis scheduled to close later this year. Read more

M&A/Investment

Total plans to return the 66,000 bpd Diesel Hydrotreater 3 (DHT 3), which was shut on Aug. 20, to production. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

MEGlobal Oyster Creek Site

Photo Courtesy EQUATE Group

The site created 55 new full-time long-term jobs and 25-35 contract jobs. It employed almost 2,000 construction workers at peak. Read more

Downstream

The drone strikes on 14 September, claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, marked the largest ever single disruption to oil supplies. Read more

Commodities

The demolition of the units, which costs $100 million per year, will make the refinery more attractive to a potential buyer if Lyondell chooses to sell the plant. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Environmental awareness

Gaj Rudolf

Occidental Petroleum Corp. plans to shift toward a carbon-neutral production model but new U.S. laws are needed to support technologies designed to fight global warming. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Chemours Company Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Hand-out The Chemours Company

The Chemours Co. has formally inaugurated its new Opteon production facility near Corpus Christi in Ingleside, Texas. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Bilfinger Westcon Inc. (BWI) has been awarded a $28 million contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to provide general construction services for a 200-million-standardcubic- feet-per-day cryogenic gas plant near Platteville, Colorado. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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Photo courtesy, Aecom

There are no plans to shut down the bridge completely however, drivers should use alternate routes. Read more

Regulations

Together with maintenance services provider Reliable Industrial Group (RIG), the Mobil Serv ILS program will be an industrial end-to-end solution for all plant commissioning, reliability and integrated service needs. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

This lab is part of a global Clariant initiative to expand HTE capabilities to all Clariant business units. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The date of first commercial delivery is expected to occur in May 2020. Read more

Downstream

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Preechar Bowonkitwanchai

The partnership is with LyondellBasell and Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group to create a range of plastics. Read more

Downstream

The episode will highlight Specialty Welding and Turnarounds growth and the celebration of its five-year anniversary. Other highlights from the September issue include plant manager updates and safety topics. Read more

Podcasts

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Photo courtesy of BRIAN ZINCHUK

Dee Valley will ramp up through year-end, increasing Husky’s thermal production in Saskatchewan to 90,000 barrels per day. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Philadelphia Energy Solutions

REUTERS

The biofuels company would convert at least a portion of the plant to make renewable diesel, marine diesel and jet fuel. Read more

M&A/Investment

The company will continue to run its 400 million gallons-per-year Hennepin, Illinois, plant at full production. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran in November after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and six world powers. Read more

Commodities

Motiva shut the 110,000-bpd coker (DCU-2) after a compressor stopped working. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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Photo courtesy Motiva Enterprises

The potential acquisition is targeted to close in the fourth quarter of 2019. Read more

M&A/Investment

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