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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. 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. more

Maintenance & Reliability

On the 500th day of the Trump administration, EPA touted its "notable policy achievements," highlighting nine such achievements in a "promises made, promises kept" format. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Many of you loyal readers know already that BIC rarely speaks to political parties or specific candidates. We do, however, support policy that fosters our industries and free enterprise in general. more

From the Publisher

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. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. President Donald Trump and Iran exchanged sharp words over oil prices on Wednesday, with Trump blaming OPEC for high oil prices and Tehran accusing him of stoking volatility after he withdrew last month from a global nuclear arms deal with Iran. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. President Donald Trump, in yielding to pressure from farming states and agreeing to suspend changes to U.S. biofuel policy is now being criticized by another important constituency, the main union for oil refinery workers. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday to 3-1/2 year highs, after U.S. President Trump abandoned a nuclear deal with Iran and announced the “highest level” of sanctions against the OPEC member. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday he is considering allowing exported ethanol to count toward the volumes mandated under the nation’s biofuels law. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose to their highest levels since late 2014 on Monday, boosted by the latest troubles for Venezuelan oil company PDVSA and a looming decision on whether the United States will re-impose sanctions on Iran. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil prices rose on Friday stayed below recent highs as global supplies remained tight and the market awaited news from Washington on possible new U.S. sanctions against Iran. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Pressure restrictions on TransCanada Corp’s Keystone oil pipeline were lifted in a letter issued by U.S. pipeline safety regulators, a spokesman for the agency told Reuters on Thursday. more

Pipeline/Transportation

The Trump administration on Friday proposed relaxing a rule on offshore oil wells that was finalized after the 2010 BP Plc disaster and crude spill in the Gulf of Mexico. more

Offshore & Marine

BIC Magazine recently spoke to AFPM President Chet Thompson to discuss refining and petrochemical industries' progress and hot topics. more

Refining/Petrochemical

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized OPEC on Friday for output curbs that have helped raise global oil prices and said “artificially” high prices would not be accepted. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Oil hit its highest in more than three years on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to fire missiles at Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack last week. more

Refining/Petrochemical

President Trump recently unveiled his FY 2019 budget request, including $30.6 billion to support the DOE. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Oil rose towards $70 a barrel on Monday, lifted by a drop in drilling activity in the United States and concerns that Washington could reintroduce sanctions against Iran. more

Drilling & Exploration

Crude oil futures slipped on Monday, but a rebound in stock markets and escalating Saudi-Iran tensions capped losses. more

Refining/Petrochemical

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