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The planned overhaul is scheduled for mid-August. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The project is to be completed in 2021. Read more

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On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule allowing the year-round sale of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15% fuel ethanol, or E15. Read more

Regulations

The gasoline-producing unit at Marathon Petroleum Corp’s 585,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, may remain shut for two to eight weeks for repairs. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

With world-scale and highly flexible production facilities at its Verbund sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Kuantan, Malaysia, BASF is among the leading producers of HCA worldwide. Read more

Downstream

A tropical storm warning was posted on Thursday afternoon for metropolitan New Orleans, and a hurricane warning for a stretch of the Louisiana coast south of the city. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

PBF Energy and Valero Energy Corp. do not plan to idle their refineries in Chalmette and Meraux, Louisiana, respectively ahead of a developing tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Air Liquide will supply 2,000 tons per day of oxygen and 900 tons per day of nitrogen to GCGV’s planned 1.8 million tons per year ethane cracker facility. Read more

Downstream

The U.S. Gulf Coast II Petrochemical Project (USGC II) will include a 2,000 KTA ethylene cracker and two 1,000 KTA high-density polyethylene units. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

AkzoNobel has announced plans to add three new production lines at its Changzhou powder coatings plant in China – the company’s largest facility of its kind in the world. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BASF developed the innovative coating technology and the first product – a barrier foil – within a very short time. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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

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Philadelphia Energy Solutions dramatically scaled back a large maintenance project in January in the same section of the refinery complex where a massive explosion occurred last week. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The number of operable refineries remained at 135 on January 1, 2019; however, similar to last year’s report, four refineries previously considered separate in survey data were merged into two. Read more

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A final investment hasn’t been committed but the project is in the preliminary stage. Read more

Downstream

U.S. refining capacity increased to more than 18.8 million barrels per day as of January 1, 2019, the highest capacity on record. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The PO/TBA project, which represents the single-largest capital investment in the client’s history, will be split into two main facilities: a PO/TBA plant to be located in Channelview, Texas and an ethers unit to be located in Pasadena, Texas. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The U.S. Gulf Coast and the downstream sector will figure prominently in Chevron’s current portfolio and future growth opportunities, Mike Coyle, Chevron’s President of Manufacturing said. Read more

Downstream

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Veolia North America President and CEO Bill DiCroce will expand its regeneration plant in Darrow, Louisiana. Read more

Downstream

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is very concerned about the impact that tensions in the Middle East may have on global energy security and will act if there is any physical disruption to supplies. Read more

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