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Oil prices rose more than 2% on Monday to the highest level since late November on hopes that the Omicron coronavirus variant will have a limited impact on global demand in 2022, even as surging cases caused flight cancellations.


A Texas judge on Tuesday ordered Exxon Mobil Corp to preserve evidence from a December 23rd fire at its Baytown refinery that injured four workers, Potts Law Firm, which is investigating the incident, said.

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Mexican officials recently announced that the U.S. government has authorized Pemex's purchase of Royal Dutch Shell's controlling interest in the Deer Park Refinery outside of Houston, Texas.


Four people were injured when a fire erupted on Thursday at an Exxon Mobil Corp complex in Baytown, Texas, one of the largest refining and petrochemical facilities in the United States.


A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the $62 million sale of Limetree Bay refinery to a Jamaican oil storage company that intends to restart the refinery.


Last week Inspectioneering concluded our 7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital. This year, the Inspectioneering team and generous friends and family donated $7,000 worth of toys and books for patients at the hospital.

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) continues to investigate the incident at Yenkin-Majestic in Columbus, Ohio. The following is an update on the investigation.


The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a new rule that extends more stringent pipeline Integrity Management Program requirements to hazardous liquid pipelines near sensitive waterways.


Following the restart of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, Parkland has begun ramping-up processing operations at its 55,000 bpd Burnaby Refinery in British Columbia.


After a year and a half of Covid-related demand destruction, an onslaught of hurricanes, and a deadly freeze on the Gulf Coast, the U.S. refining market seems to be turning the corner.


Overall U.S. pipeline capacity utilization is at around 50%, compared with a range of 60% to 70% headed into early 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie.


Chevron Phillips Chemical has announced plans to build a new propylene unit at the company’s Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, Texas. Site construction will commence in January 2022 and at its peak support 350-plus new construction jobs.


Vopak Moda Houston, LLC recently announced that its marine terminal in the Port of Houston is fully operational.


According to data from the EIA, U.S. jet fuel inventories are at their lowest levels since 2014 due to reduced production and increasing demand.


ENI and Sonatrach sign strategic agreement to relaunch production in Algeria's Berkine basin and cooperate on decarbonization initiatives.

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