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Freeport LNG, the second-biggest U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, got approval from federal regulators on Thursday to take early steps to restart its fire-idled LNG export plant in Texas.


At least one chemical plant and an oil refinery were scrambling to recover from operational upsets on Tuesday after severe weather tore through an oil and gas refining hub outside Houston.


The refinery arm of Indonesian state energy firm Pertamina is redesigning its refinery expansion plans to meet shifting demands from a transition towards renewable energy, its chief executive said on Tuesday.


Mexican state oil company Pemex's newest refinery, which is still under construction in Mexico's southeast, will begin to process crude oil in July 2023, the country's Energy Minister Rocio Nahle said.


ExxonMobil is performing planned maintenance on several units at its Baytown complex in Texas, it said on Monday.


The diesel hydrotreater at PBF Energy’s 190,000 bpd Chalmette, Louisiana, refinery is expected to be shut for at least a month of repairs following a fire in the unit on Saturday, people familiar with plant operations said.


Marathon Petroleum is cleaning up a small spill at its 593,000 barrel per day (bpd) Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, the company said.

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Crews extinguished a fire on Tuesday at Phillips 66's 149,000-barrel-per-day joint-venture refinery in Borger, Texas, and six people were treated for injuries, the company said.


China's Panjin Haoye Chemical Co Ltd has shut down its entire oil refinery and petrochemical complex after an explosion on Sunday killed five people and left eight missing, according to trade sources and a local consultancy.


ExxonMobil in coming days will sharply boost gasoline and diesel production at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery, people familiar with the matter said, completing a $2 billion expansion first considered nine years ago.


Bulgaria can take over operation of Russian company Lukoil's Neftochim Burgas refinery for up to a year, lawmakers decided on Friday in a vote aimed at protecting critical infrastructure and ensuring fuel supplies for the Balkan country.


According to LaSalle police, around 9:00 AM Wednesday, an "explosion" occurred in a shipping container at the Carus Chemical Plant, located about 80 miles southwest of Chicago.


Top U.S. gas exporter, Freeport LNG, is expected to further extend the seven-month-long outage of its LNG export plant in Texas to February, as it awaits regulatory approvals.

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