Oil prices rose more than 2% on Friday, regaining some ground after their biggest falls in years. Read more


Mexico sends 600,000 to 700,000 barrels of oil to the United States every day, mostly to refiners that process that crude into gasoline, diesel and other products. Read more


China and the United States agreed to halt additional tariffs in a deal that keeps their trade war from escalating as the two sides try again to bridge their differences with fresh talks aimed at reaching an agreement within 90 days. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Retaliatory tariffs on $11 billion in U.S. chemicals and plastics exports and put nearly 55,000 American jobs and $18 billion in domestic activity at risk as a result of reduced demand for those products. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that President Donald Trump had signed a proclamation allowing steel and aluminium product exclusions for quota countries. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability


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The U.S. Commerce Department recently granted a tariff exemption to oil major Chevron for its imports of 4.5-inch Japanese steel tubes for oil exploration. Read more


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. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

China’s omission of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its vast list of U.S. products that face hefty import duties from Friday has preserved a potential weapon should the trade war with Washington deepen. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

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