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.

Exxon Plans Baytown, Texas Cat Cracker, Hydrocracker Work
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Reuters, January 16, 2017

Exxon Mobil Corp plans to overhaul a gasoline producing unit and the hydrocracker at its 560,500 barrel per day (bpd) Baytown, Texas, refinery in March...

ADNOC Shuts Half Capacity at Ruwais Refinery after Fire
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Reuters, January 16, 2017

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has shut half the capacity at its 800,000 barrels-per-day Ruwais refinery after a fire there last week...

PHMSA Completes Rulemaking that Boosts Safety Requirements to Strengthen the Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of the Nation's Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
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U.S. Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), January 16, 2017

Administrator Marie Therese Dominguez, head of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced today that she signed a long awaited rulemaking package that makes critical safety improvements for hazardous liquid pipelines.

Total Forced to Shut Down Unit at Port Arthur Refinery
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MarketWatch, January 13, 2017

Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA reported an unplanned shutdown of a unit at the company's 225,000 Port Arthur refinery this week.

British Columbia Approves Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion
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Reuters, January 13, 2017

British Columbia on Wednesday gave the green light to Kinder Morgan Inc's plan to nearly triple its Trans Mountain oil pipeline, which runs from Canada's oil sands through the province to a marine terminal on the Pacific Coast.

Fire Reported at Western Refining's El Paso Refinery
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KFOX14, January 13, 2017

A fire reportedly broke out Thursday evening at Western Refining's 131,000 bpd El Paso Refinery.

Hydrogen Sulfide Release Kills Worker at Pemex Refinery in Mexico
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Reuters, January 13, 2017

An accident at the Ciudad Madero refinery of Mexican state-owned oil firm Pemex killed one worker on Thursday.

NNPC Restarts Port Harcourt Refinery in Nigeria
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Reuters, January 13, 2017

Nigeria has restarted the Port Harcourt refinery, which has a capacity of 210,000 barrels a day, a spokesman for state oil firm NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) said on Wednesday

The 2017 API Inspection Summit is Less than One Month Away! Don't Miss It!
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Inspectioneering Staff, January 11, 2017

The 2017 API Inspection Summit is less than one month away! Don't miss this chance to attend one of the best all-around events for those working in the inspection and mechanical integrity field.

Arkema Investing $90 Million to Upgrade its Clear Lake Acrylics Facility in North America
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Arkema, January 11, 2017

Arkema is investing US$90 million on its Clear Lake Texas site to replace existing acrylic acid production units with modern facilities using the latest available technologies.

Advent-led GTM Buys Brazil Chemical Firm quantiQ for $172 Million
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Reuters, January 11, 2017

GTM Holdings SA, Latin America's No. 1 independent distributor of chemical products, has agreed to pay 550 million reais ($172 million) for Brazilian peer quantiQ Distribuidora Ltda, in an effort to gain more foothold in the region's biggest country.

Petrobras Planning to Invest $19 Billion in Capital Projects in 2017
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Reuters, January 11, 2017

PetrĂ³leo Brasileiro SA ("Petrobras") expects to spend 30 percent more in exploration, production and refining projects this year, signaling that efforts to cut debt and preserve cash are helping Brazil's state-controlled oil company regain investment capacity.

Fire Reported at Adnoc Refinery in Abu Dhabi
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Khaleej Times, January 11, 2017

A fire has reportedly broken out at Adnoc's 120,000 bpd Takweer Ruwais Refinery in Abu Dhabi, according to the company's Twitter account.

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