Plains All American Announces Plans to Expand Cactus Pipeline Capacity
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Plains All American Pipeline L.P., January 19, 2017

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has announced that it is expanding the capacity on its Cactus pipeline from McCamey to Gardendale, Texas to approximately 390,000 barrels per day.

LyondellBasell Completes Corpus Christi Complex Expansion
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LyondellBasell, January 19, 2017

LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, has announced completion of the 800 million pounds-per-year ethylene expansion project at the company's Corpus Christi, Texas, site.

Axeon Plans to Shutter New Jersey Asphalt Refinery
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Reuters, January 19, 2017

Axeon Specialty Products plans on shutting down its 75,000 barrel-per-day asphalt refinery in Paulsboro, New Jersey as early as this summer, according to a local politician and sources familiar with the company's plans.

BSEE and Coast Guard Respond to Pipeline Release in the Gulf of Mexico
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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, January 19, 2017

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 32 miles southwest of Cameron, Louisiana.

Lotte Chem Interested in Aquiring Singapore's Jurong Aromatics
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Reuters, January 19, 2017

Lotte Chemical Corp is looking into acquiring troubled Singapore petrochemical company Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC), as the South Korean company continues to push for growth.

Bulgaria, Serbia Agree to Work on Pipeline to Cut Reliance on Russian Gas
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Reuters, January 19, 2017

Bulgaria and Serbia signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding to work together for the construction of a natural gas pipeline to link the Balkan neighbours to boost security of supplies and reduce their strong reliance on Russian gas.

Fire Reported at Wakayama Refinery in Japan
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TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K, January 19, 2017

TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., a major petroleum and petrochemical producer based in Japan, has reported that a fire occurred in a tank at its 132,000 bpd Wakayama refinery around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday morning during tank cleaning operations.

Operations at Venezuelan Oil Terminal Halted by Spill
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Reuters, January 18, 2017

Shipping operations at one of three docks of Venezuela's main crude exporting port were halted after an oil spill occurred while loading a vessel bound for India, union and shipping sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

NextDecade Secures 1,000 Acres in Texas City for LNG Export Terminal
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NextDecade LLC, January 18, 2017

NextDecade, LLC announced it has signed lease agreements with the State of Texas and City of Texas City for a close to 1,000-acre site at Shoal Point for the potential development of a multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility.

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Mehr News Agency, January 18, 2017

Iran and China are reportedly close to finalizing a deal to overhaul the 364,000 bpd Abadan Oil Refinery in order to...

Bayer-Monsanto Pledge U.S. Investment and Jobs after Trump Meeting
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Reuters, January 18, 2017

Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. have promised President-elect Donald Trump that they will invest $8 billion in the U.S. and create thousands of new jobs if their merger goes through.

Lukoil Gas Processing Plant Resumes Output after June Fire
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Reuters, January 17, 2017

Russia's Lokosovsky gas processing plant, owned by Lukoil, has resumed output earlier this month after it was stopped in June due to a fire, traders said on Tuesday.

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Enbridge Pipeline Spills Over 15,000 Gallons of Crude in Missouri
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KY3 News, January 17, 2017

A 22-inch crude pipeline owned by Enbridge leaked more than 15,000 gallons of oil outside of Everton, Missouri this week.

Reliance Industries Expecting Sharp Rise in Operating Profit from Next Financial Year
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Reuters, January 17, 2017

Indian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) expects a sharp rise in operating profit from the next financial year as it completes an expansion of its core refining and petrochemicals business, a senior executive said on Monday.

Pipeline in Canada Needs Replacing after 'Mischief': Police
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Reuters, January 17, 2017

A section of an intra-provincial oilfield pipeline under construction in Canada's oil heartland of Alberta needs replacement after being damaged by an act of "mischief," authorities said on Monday.