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Tesoro Corporation, March 30, 2015

Tesoro Corporation has announced that their Martinez, California refinery has begun the restart process after being idled since February 1st during the United Steelworkers Union strike.

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Hydrocarbon Processing, March 30, 2015

An overnight fire in a propylene unit has been reported at ExxonMobil's chemical plant in Beaumont, Texas.

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PR Newswire, March 26, 2015

According to a report published by MarketsandMarkets, the Global Polypropylene Catalysts Market is expected to reach $1.12 billion by 2019.

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Oil & Gas Journal, March 25, 2015

Dallas-based EnLink Midstream Partners LP, has reportedly entered into an agreement to acquire the Victoria Express Pipeline (VEX) and related truck terminal and storage assets from Devon Energy Corp. for a total of $210-220 million.

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Houston Business Journal, March 24, 2015

Delek Logistics Partners LP is partnering with Houston-area pipeline companies to build two new Texas pipeline projects.

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Reuters, March 24, 2015

U.S. refiners like Marathon Petroleum, Phillips 66, and Delek U.S. Holdings are secureing a more predictable, consistent stream of crude by buying up tanker trucks and extending local pipeline networks in order to get more oil directly from the wellhead.

CSB Releases Safety Message on Tenth Anniversary of BP Texas City Explosion
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U.S. Chemical Safety Board, March 23, 2015

Today the U.S.Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. In the message Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso emphasizes the need for continued safety improvements across industry in order to prevent similar accidents from occurring.

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Oil & Gas Journal, March 23, 2015

According to a report released last week by the American Petroleum Institute, last month U.S. petroleum demand reached its highest point since 2008.

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Magellan Midstream Partners, March 23, 2015

Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. have announced that Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has purchased a 20% equity interest in Saddlehorn Pipeline Company.

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ICIS News, March 23, 2015

The American Chemical Council (ACC) says the U.S. chemical industry should grow by 4% this year, compared to 2.4% growth in 2014.

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Neste Oil, March 23, 2015

This April, Neste Oil Corporation will begin a massive planned maintenance turnaround at the company's 206,000 bpd refinery outside of Helsinki, Finland. Neste will invest over $100 million into the two-month turnaround and involve over 4,500 workers, making this the largest maintenance turnaround in the refinery's history.

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Oil & Gas Journal, March 20, 2015

Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC, San Antonio, has made an agreement with Southwestern Energy Co. to buy several of their gathering assets for $500 million.

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GE Measurement & Control, March 19, 2015

GE Measurement & Control has announced the availability of software deployments for Rhythm Enterprise Archive (Rhythm EA), a DICONDE (Digital Imaging and Communication in Non-Destructive Evaluation) based long-term archival solution for radiographic non-destructive testing (NDT) results.

Astrodyne TDI Offers Rugged, Digitally Controlled Test Rectifier for Cathodic Protection
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Press Release, March 19, 2015

Astrodyne TDI, a global developer and manufacturer of specialized power solutions, has introduced a rugged and portable test rectifier. The CP Toolbox, part of the Defender product line, is designed to test impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) installation sites.

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Phys.org, March 19, 2015

University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have become the first to develop a model that literally looks beyond the surface of corrosion to better predict its spread.

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