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Freeport LNG, operator of one of the largest LNG export plants in the U.S., will shut for at least three weeks following an explosion at its 15-million tonne/year liquefaction plant on the Texas Gulf Coast


Chevron Phillips Chemical recently announced plans to expand its polyalphaolefins (PAO) business with the construction of a new unit in Beringen, Belgium. Upon completion, PAO production capacity at the facility will be doubled.


LyondellBasell Industries plans to shut its Houston oil refinery by the end of next year, but could close it sooner if an equipment failure hits major units, according to two people familiar with the company's operations.


Energy Transfer and China Gas have signed a 25-year sale and purchase agreement to supply LNG from Energy Transfer’s Lake Charles LNG Export Facility.


EIG is in early discussions with Repsol to buy a slice of the Spanish company's oil and gas exploration and production business, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.


On Friday, the EPA issued biofuel blending mandates for 2022 and the prior two years - with this year's number below one proposed in December - while denying oil refiners waivers to be exempt from the requirements.


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Evonik plans to invest $220 million to build a new pharmaceutical lipids production facility in Indiana.


BASF Bioenergy launches its new brand Spartec for the North American bioethanol market. With the new brand, BASF establishes a new standard for performance and service.

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Refiners worldwide are struggling to meet global demand for diesel and gasoline, exacerbating high prices and aggravating shortages from big consumers like the United States and Brazil to smaller countries like war-ravaged Ukraine and Sri Lanka.


A three-alarm fire was sparked at a chemical company near downtown Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday night. The fire started around 7:00 PM on Monday and was extinguished by Tuesday morning.


PBF Energy plans to overhaul a crude distillation unit (CDU), coker and cat feed hydrotreater in October at its 190,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Chalmette, Louisiana, refinery, said sources familiar with the company’s plans.


Trinidad and Tobago is in talks with U.S.-based Quanten LLC for the sale of the country's refinery, Energy Minister Stuart Young said on Sunday, more than a year after the government rejected a proposal by a local group to buy the facility.


Striking union workers at Chevron's Richmond, California, refinery voted on Saturday to ratify the latest contract offered by the company, ending a 10-week strike without achieving their goal of additional pay to counter rising health care costs.


In the first quarter of 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved three projects intended to increase U.S. natural gas exports via pipeline and as liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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