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A refining unit that turns crude oil into fuel at Venezuela's largest crude processing facility has broken down, three people familiar with the operations told Reuters on Friday, halting production at the key gasoline producing plant.


Freeport LNG on Friday again delayed the restart of the second-biggest U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, moving its forecast for resuming processing to year's end, pending regulatory approval.

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A California regulator said it was investigating emissions containing higher-than-normal amounts of heavy metals due to an equipment failure at PBF's (PBF.N) 156,400 barrel-per-day refinery in Martinez last week.


Hungarian oil and gas group MOL said on Thursday that its Danube refinery in Szazhalombatta was still operating at 50-55% capacity due to maintenance while the Druzhba pipeline that brings Russian crude was also working with reduced capacity.


Talks on Monday between management and unions at the BP Rotterdam Refinery (BP.L) were not successful, a union spokesperson said, and labor actions at the large facility will continue.


Unions representing workers at BP's Rotterdam refinery said on Saturday they plan to hold talks with management on Monday, in a possible step toward resolving a pay dispute that has left the plant idled for more than a week.


China's Shenzhen Energy Group has signed a long-term agreement with oil major BP to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG), aiming to lock in supplies with gas-fired power generation poised to surge in the world's second-largest economy.

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A fire at a factory in China that killed 38 people, many of them women, was caused by electric welding that flouted regulations, media said on Tuesday.


Exxon Mobil said on Monday that its 390,000 barrel per day (bpd) Fawley oil refinery in southern England is unaffected by strike action.


Workers at BP's Rotterdam refinery, which is currently offline, will not help restart operations unless their wage demands are met, union leaders said on Monday.


LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas, Bulgaria's only oil refinery, may have to shut down if the government does not follow through on plans to allow the Russian-owned business to continue exporting.


US LNG company Freeport LNG said it was targeting a mid-December restart for its Texas export plant, which has been shut for six months after a fire, pending regulatory approval.


U.S. regulators will require a new Clean Air Act permit for a troubled oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the EPA said on Thursday.


Italy is urging Lukoil to keep supporting its refinery in Sicily until the government brokers a sale, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on Thursday, as looming European Union sanctions against Moscow threaten the plant's survival.

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