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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board held a public board meeting on September 24, 2021, 1 p.m. EDT, to release two final investigation reports.


Houston-based oil producer Hilcorp is evaluating Phillips 66's refinery in Alliance, Louisiana, for conversion into an oil export terminal, said four sources familiar with the matter, a move that would eliminate it as a source of motor fuels.


Ørsted and Williams have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore potential jointly developed Power-to-X projects in the US.

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In just 6 weeks the world’s largest meeting of downstream decision-makers returns to Houston, Downstream USA 2021 (Oct 12-15, Virtual ǀ Oct 21-22, Houston).

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Pro-Surve recently invested in the latest portable Higher Order Modes Clusters (HOMC) Guided Wave Testing tool, a new concept for the inspection of inaccessible regions using short-range guided waves. Inspection is carried out from the accessible...


U.S. and North American energy regulators on Thursday issued recommendations and mandatory electric reliability standards for utilities that they hope will prevent a repeat of February's deadly power outages in Texas during a deep freeze.


Sasol recently announced its updated strategy that commits it to be at net zero emissions by 2050. This is in line with Sasol’s commitment to accelerate its transition to a low carbon world in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement.


Marathon Petroleum Corp on Monday said its 363,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Los Angeles, California refinery experienced a power loss on Friday after an earthquake struck the region.


Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) recently stated that its petrochemical joint venture with ExxonMobil near Corpus Christi, Texas, has begun commissioning activities ahead of its expected fourth-quarter start-up.

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Antea is excited to announce the launch of a new product to their lineup: AnteaSTART, a mechanical integrity software version tailored specifically to the basic needs of single-site operators.


Shell will build an 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Once built, the facility will be among the biggest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste.


Phillips 66's 255,600-barrel-per-day (bpd) Alliance, Louisiana, refinery faces a monthslong shutdown for repairs following flooding from Hurricane Ida, sources familiar with plant operations said on Friday.


LyondellBasell has announced it is weighing strategic options for its Gulf Coast-based Refining Segment, including a potential sale.

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Stress Engineering Services, Inc. (SES), the global leader in consulting engineering services and solutions, has opened offices in two new locations: Irvine, California and Columbus, New Jersey.


Damage to oil production facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has kept output largely halted, however four Louisiana refineries, accounting for 1.3 million bpd of U.S. refining capacity, have initiated restart processes.


Enbridge recently announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Moda Midstream Operating, LLC for USD $3 billion in cash. The deal includes a 100% operating interest in North America's largest crude export terminal.

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