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Exxon Green Lights Mega Refinery Expansion

Jan 29, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp has given final approval to an expansion that would nearly double the size of its 365,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Beaumont, Texas, refinery, making it the largest in the United States, said two people familiar with the company's plans.The largest U.S. oil producer, which has been considering a third processing unit at the plant since at least 2014, has authorized financing for equipment needed to convert shale crude from its West Texas oilfields into precursors for gasoline…

New Zealand Refiner to Shrink. May Turn into Fuel Import Terminal

Jun 25, 2020

Refining NZ said on Thursday it is considering shutting New Zealand's only oil refinery and turning it into a fuel import terminal in the long run, but first will reduce its operations to cut costs and breakeven into 2021.Refining NZ's Marsden…

Refineries around Asia Join Chinese Peers in Increasing Production

Jun 10, 2020

Refineries from India to South Korea are expected to increase output from June, joining their Chinese counterparts as the easing of lockdown measures boosts demand for oil products, industry executives said.The average operating rate for refineries in Asia is expected to rise to 75…

Japan's Refiners Facing Stagnant Market May Cut Capacity

May 26, 2020

Japanese refineries may be forced to shut down capacity once again unless they see a strong recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. They've been hit by declining use for fuel at home, competition from newer refineries in China and South Korea dominating in other markets…

India's April Crude Processing in Biggest Drop Since 2003

May 25, 2020

India's crude oil processing in April slumped by 28.8% from a year earlier, its biggest drop since at least 2003, as a nationwide lockdown weighed on fuel demand and forced refiners to cut production.Refiners processed about 14.75 million tonnes or 3…

Lightning Sparks Fire at Hengyuan's Malaysian Refinery

May 22, 2020

Hengyuan Refining Company Bhd said on Friday that a tank storing crude oil had caught fire at its refinery on the Malaysian west coast.Preliminary investigations show the fire at the Port Dickson refinery was due to a lightning strike, the company said in a statement…

Japan's Oil Refiners Keep Running Even as Coronavirus Curbs Fuel Sales

Mar 06, 2020

Sales of petroleum products are slumping in Japan as the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the world's fourth-biggest importer of crude, but the country's biggest refiners say they are not planning to cut production.Oil product sales, including gasoline and jet fuel…

PetroChina Resumes Guangdong Refinery Construction

Feb 19, 2020

Asia'a largest oil and gas firm PetroChina resumed construction of its oil refinery and petrochemical project in southern Chinese province of Guangdong, as the number of new coronavirus cases fell for a second straight day.In an attempt to curb the spread of the virus…

Eni, Lombardy Pact on Sustainability

Jul 03, 2019

Italy's Lombardy Region and Italian energy company Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for long-term sustainable growth at Eni’s refinery in Sannazzaro de' Burgondi.Attilio Fontana, President of the Lombardy Region, and Giuseppe Ricci…

Tainted Oil Set for Russian Refineries, Ports After Dilution

May 31, 2019

More than a million tonnes of contaminated oil from Russia's Druzhba ('Friendship') pipeline, expected to be shipped back from Belarus, will end up at Russian refineries and export ports after being diluted to usable levels, sources have told Reuters…

Adnoc Inks Base Oil Deal with IOC

Apr 24, 2019

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) announced that it has signed another significant long-term sales agreement with Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) for its high-quality base oil called ADbase.IndianOil is the largest seller of finished…

Bids for Small Refinery Waivers Flood into EPA

Feb 21, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received 37 applications for small refinery waivers for 2018 from the U.S. Renewable Standard (RFS) through mid-February, according to data released on Thursday by the agency.The 37 applications matches the total the EPA received last year…

Top Citgo Executives Removed as PDVSA Chaos Continues

Feb 19, 2019

Citgo Petroleum Corp has removed at least three top executives close to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, in a move to cement management control under a new board of directors.The U.S. refining…

Sonatrach Shortlists 4 Firms for Trading Joint Venture

Feb 11, 2019

Algeria's Sonatrach has shortlisted four firms, with only one to be selected, to set up a trading joint venture, the company's chief executive Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour told reporters.'Of the 14 international firms interested in a trade JV with Sonatrach…

Phillips 66 Reports Soaring Q4 Profit

Feb 08, 2019

U.S. refiner Phillips 66 reported a more than four-fold surge in fourth-quarter adjusted profit on Friday, helped by low crude prices that boosted refining margins.On an adjusted basis, net income rose to $2.26 billion, or $4.87 per share, in the quarter…

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