U.S. President Donald Trump has tentatively approved a plan to increase the amount of biofuels that oil refiners are required to blend each year to compensate for exemptions handed out to small refiners by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more


The Trump administration announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams. Read more


ABC of Greater Houston has expanded training programs into 13 community colleges and 63 Greater Houston area high schools. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The Trump administration will propose rolling back Obama-era limits on emissions of methane at oil and gas operations on Thursday, a government source said, relaxing standards on one of the main pollutants scientists link to climate change. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Concerns for the global economy have increased as trade tensions between Beijing and Washington mounted in recent days. Read more


President Donald Trump is committed to expanding U.S. energy production and increasing manufacturing, he said as he toured the multi-billion-dollar Shell cracker project in Pennsylvania. Read more


The main construction phase will soon begin on Shell's Petrochemical complex in Potter Township, PA.


President Trump, Administrator Wheeler, and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry will tour the soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex. Read more


The waivers from the country’s biofuel laws were fewer than previous year’s and marked an increase in the number of petitions rejected Read more


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


President Trump has rolled back stifling policies put in place by the previous administration that were holding back our country from achieving energy dominance. Read more


The Trump administration unveiled its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Oil prices fell on Monday, extending the Friday decline that halted a weeks-long rally, after President Donald Trump demanded that producer club OPEC raise output to soften the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran. Read more


President Donald Trump’s support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns Read more


President Donald Trump will issue two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub on Wednesday seeking to speed gas, coal and oil projects delayed by coastal states as he looks to build support ahead of next year’s election. Read more


State-of-the-art Lackawanna Energy Center goes on line; Trump signs bill to modernize nuclear regulation; DOE to fund studies on carbon capture systems Read more

Power Generation

Crude oil futures fell nearly 1 percent on Wednesday after U.S. government data showed a sharp build in crude inventories, but a third weekly draw down in gasoline stocks kept losses at bay. Read more


Five Republican senators are warning President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, that their support for his nomination may hinge on his biofuels policy. Read more


The U.S. government shutdown has delayed Enterprise Products Partners LP’s plan to build a major U.S. crude export terminal off Houston. Read more


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