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Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Commissions Final Plant at Massive PetChem Complex

Sadara Chemical Company, the joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Company, has commissioned the last of the 26 plants at its Jubail complex…

Petchem | Saudi Arabia | Dow Chemical | Sadara Commissions

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Tue Aug 15 2017

EIA: U.S. Natural Gas Exports Exceed Imports for February through April

The United States exported more natural gas than it imported in February, April and May of 2017, according to the Energy Information Administration. On an…

LNG | Sabine Pass | Mexico | US | Pipelines | Energy Information Act

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Tue Aug 08 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Agrium to Perform Annual Maintenance at Redwater Ammonia Units in Canada

Agrium to Perform Annual Maintenance at Redwater Ammonia Units in Canada Agrium plans to perform planned maintenance at its 267,000-metric-ton-per-year Ammonia Unit 1, and…

IIR Energy | Breakers | Ammonia | Nuclear Power | Refinery

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Tue Aug 01 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a favorable environmental impact statement for Dominion Energy's…

IIR Energy | Breakers | Natural Gas | Pipelines | Power Station | Refinery

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Tue Jul 25 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Enterprise Products on Fast Track to Finish Orla Natural Gas Processing Plant

Enterprise Products on Fast Track to Finish Orla Natural Gas Processing Plant Enterprise Products Partners is on a fast track to complete construction of its…

IIR Energy | Breakers | Nova Chemicals | Enterprise Products Partners | NGL | Waterford

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Wed Jul 19 2017

Report: U.S. LNG Exports Boost Shipments for Expanded Panama Canal

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The opening of the expanded Panama Canal last year has been a boon for growing U.S.…

Panama Canal | LNG | Exports | U.S.

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Tue Jul 18 2017

U.S. Crude Runs Rise Over 17.2 BBL/d as Refinery Maintenance Turnarounds Drops

U.S. crude runs have marched above 17.2 million barrels per day as overall refinery maintenance is dwindling into the summer season. PADD 3…

Refinery Outage | Refinery Maintenance | Refinery Turnarounds

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 13 2017

Dow Chemical Restarting Freeport Petrochemical Unit After Maintenance

Dow Chemical is restarting the 1.65 billion-pound-per-year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at its Freeport (Oyster Creek), Texas, plant. The unit was brought offline June…

Planned Refinery Maintenance | Petrochemical Planned Maintenance | Unplanned Refinery Shutdown

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 13 2017

U.S. LNG Exports Projected to Jump in 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects liquefied natural gas (LNG) gross exports will average 1.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d)…

LNG | United States | IIR Energy | Freeport LNG | Cameron LNG | Sabine Pass

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Wed Jul 12 2017

Boost in U.S. Rail Shipments Reflects Bump in Coal Volumes

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Led in part by an upswing in coal shipments, U.S. rail traffic in the first half…

Coal | U.S. Railroads | Coal Mine

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Tue Jul 11 2017

Freeport LNG Applies to FERC for Fourth Production Train

Freeport LNG Development LP has applied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for authorization to site, construct and operate a fourth liquefaction train at…

Freeport LNG | FERC | Liquefaction Plant

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Mon Jul 10 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Mountaineer NGL Storage Seeks Customers for NGL Caverns

Mountaineer NGL Storage Seeks Customers for NGL Caverns Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC is seeking customers for its planned 2-million-barrel natural gas liquids storage cavern near…

IIR Energy | Breakers | NGL | NatGas | Midstream

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Fri Jul 07 2017

EIA: Power Plant Construction Costs Fell from 2013 to 2015

Construction costs for most power plant types fell from 2013 to 2015, based on survey data for utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater…

Power | Construction | Power Construction | Natural Gas

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 06 2017

Energy Week Takeaway: Trump Calls for Study to Revive U.S. Nuclear Energy

President Donald Trump has announced plans for a comprehensive study of the U.S. nuclear energy industry, with the goal of reinvigorating the sector as…

Energy Week | U.S. | Nuclear Energy | Power-Gen

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Mon Jul 03 2017

Energy Week Takeaway: South Korea Eyes U.S. LNG Development

As President Donald Trump calls for a new era of U.S. energy dominance, South Korea energy companies have announced a slew of memorandum of…

South Korea | LNG | Energy Week | Lake Charles

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Fri Jun 30 2017

Blue Lake Power Plans to Restart Idled California Biomass Power Plant

Blue Lake Power LLC (Blue Lake, California) and PureEnergy LLC (Syracuse, New York), have initiated a restructuring agreement on a new contract to restart the…

Blue Lake Power | California | Biomass Power Plant | Clean Air Act

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Thu Jun 29 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Cheniere Takes Sabine Pass LNG Train 3 Offline for Maintenance

Cheniere Takes Sabine Pass LNG Train 3 Offline for Maintenance Cheniere Energy has taken Train 3 offline for routine maintenance at its Sabine Pass liquefied…

IIR Energy | Breakers | Sabine Pass | Outage

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Tue Jun 27 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Cheniere to Complete Sabine Pass Train 1 Maintenance

Cheniere Energy Completing Sabine Pass Train 1 Maintenance Cheniere Energy is completing a maintenance turnaround at its 4.5-million-ton-per-year Sabine Pass Train 1. The turnaround…

Breakers | IIR Energy | Tropical Storm Cindy | Outages

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Wed Jun 21 2017

New York Seeks Renewable Energy Proposals

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--In order to meet the New York's clean energy standard target of 50% by 2030, the state…

New York | NYPA | Renewable Energy | Power-Gen

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Wed Jun 21 2017

U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy was expected to hit the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday,…

Gulf Coast | Tropical Storm Cindy

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Tue Jun 20 2017

Oil Industry Eyes Renewable Energy for Future Growth

Oil and gas majors may be committing up to a fifth of their total investment in green energy projects after 2030 as hydrocarbons production declines.…

Oil & Gas | Renewable Energy | Europe | Statoil | Shell | Wood Mackenzie

Industrial Info

Tue Jun 20 2017

Power Webinar in Review: Coal Still Leads in Global Spending

In last week's webinar on global spending in the Power Industry, Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Power Industry said that…

Power-Gen | Coal | Natural Gas | Nuclear Power | Renewable Energy

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Mon Jun 19 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Jordan Cove LNG Project Sees Momentum

FERC to Prepare Environmental Impact Study for Jordan Cove LNG The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice of intent to prepare an…

IIR Energy | LNG | Jordan Cove | Clinton Nuclear | Texas | Dow Chemical | ExxonMobil

Industrial Info

Wed Jun 14 2017

U.S. Gears Up for $2.4 Billion in Maintenance in Third-Quarter 2017

Industrial Info is tracking more than $2.4 billion of maintenance projects set to kick off in the U.S. during the third quarter of…

Maintenance | Chemical Processing | Power | Industrial Manufacturing

Industrial Info

Tue Jun 13 2017

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Power Project Spending

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on global spending in the Power Industry. The webinar will be held…

Power | Electric Power | Live Event | Webinar

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Mon Jun 12 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Power Markets See Modest Shift Back to Coal

U.S. Power Producers Shift Modestly Back to Coal from Natural Gas A shift in the relative prices of coal and natural gas has spurred…

IIR Energy | Breakers | Power Market | Cheniere | Lyondell Bassell

Industrial Info

Tue Jun 06 2017

Europe Rejects Trump's Offer to Renegotiate Climate Deal

The European Union (EU) has rejected a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to renegotiate its role in the historic Paris Climate Agreement. Trump's…

Europe | Paris Climate Agreement | Trump | Climate Change

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Mon Jun 05 2017

Rhode Island to Boost Renewable Energy to 1,000 Megawatts by 2020

Rhode Island is looking to increase its renewable energy to 1,000 megawatts by 2020, according to a strategic initiative by Governor Gina Raimondo. The…

Renewable Energy | Windfarm | Rhode Island | Hydroelectric | Solar

Industrial Info

Fri Jun 02 2017

IIR BREAKERS: Trump Withdraws U.S. from Climate Accord

IIR BREAKERS: Trump Withdraws U.S. from Climate Accord Trump Withdraws U.S. from Climate Accord President Donald Trump is withdrawing the United States from…

Trump | Climate Accord | United States | Breakers | IIR Energy

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Thu Jun 01 2017

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas Spending

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on Oil & Gas spending in the Asia-Pacific region. The webinar will…

Asia Power Demand | Pacific | Oil & Gas | Live Event

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Wed May 31 2017

Industrial Info to Exhibit at New Orleans Downstream Engineering Event

Petrochemical, refining and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry leaders at the Downstream, Engineering, Construction & Maintenance (DECM) event next month in New Orleans will address…

DECM | Petchem | Downstream | Engineering | Construction | Maintenance

Industrial Info

Thu May 25 2017

IIR BREAKERS: Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal Cheniere is performing a brief maintenance turnaround at its Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)…

Breakers | IIR Energy | Power-Gen | Natural Gas | Lyondell Bassell | Lucid Energy | Cheniere | Sabine LNG | Polyethylene Maintenance

Industrial Info

Wed May 24 2017

California Renewable Energy Drives Fossil Fuel Plants to Close

Renewable energy in California is driving wholesale power prices to new lows and, in turn, forcing more fossil-fueled power plants to close down due to…

California | Renewable Energy | Hydropower | Electric Power | Power

Industrial Info

Tue May 23 2017

IIR Energy’s PetChem Live Tracks Asia & Middle East Petrochemical Turnarounds

The Petrochemical Industry in Asia and the Middle East is expected to see a slew of unit turnarounds in the near future, and IIR Energy's…

Petrochemical Turnarounds | Petrochemical Outages | Petrochemical Maintenance | Polyethylene Turnarounds | Ethylene Turnarounds | Polypropylene Turnarounds

Industrial Info

Mon May 22 2017

Uzbekistan Breaks Ground on $2.2 Billion Oil Refinery Project

Former Soviet state Uzbekistan has started construction of a $2.2 billion oil refinery capable of producing 5 million tonnes per year (tpy). The Jizzakh…

Refinery Project | Oil Project | Russia Oil | Jizzakh Crude Oil Refinery | Russia Refinery Projects | Russia Crude Oil

Industrial Info

Mon May 22 2017

Construction/Maintenance Study: 78% Project Growth, But Also Report Increases in Union Labor Shortages

Contractors, labor representatives and owner-clients in the union construction and maintenance industry are significantly more optimistic about growth opportunities in 2017 and beyond (+20%) compared…

Construction | Labor | Craft Labor | Union | Shortages

Industrial Info

Thu May 18 2017

Visit Industrial Info at Booth 1166A at Power-Gen India

The world's leading Power Industry players will take center stage today at Power-Gen India & Central Asia 2017 in New Delhi. The conference will run…

Power-Gen | India Power Generation | Power-Gen India

Industrial Info

Wed May 17 2017

Dow Completes Maintenance at Plaquemine Polyethylene Unit

Dow Completes Maintenance at Plaquemine Polyethylene Unit Dow Chemical has completed a 14-day maintenance turnaround on the Polyethylene A area Train 5 at its plant…

Refinery Shutdown | Polyethylene Maintenance | Polyethylene Turnarounds | Cheneire Sabine Pass Project | Nuclear Projects

Industrial Info

Tue May 16 2017

Webinar in Review: Global Refining's Role in the Appetite for Oil Demand

In a recent webinar regarding the Global Refining Industry, IIR Energy pointed to just less than $100 billion in global refining projects that are under…

Refining | Oil & Gas | Crude Oil | Pipelines | Refining Projects | Refinery Projects | Condensate Splitter Projects | Crude Oil Pipelines | Global Oil Demand

Industrial Info

Mon May 15 2017

U.S. Power Grid Upgrades in Full Swing

Electrical transmission and distribution projects in the U.S. have been continuously growing, according to market analysts and Industrial Info's research and projects data platform.…

Power Grid | U.S. | Power-Gen | Transmission Line | Power Distribution

Industrial Info

Thu May 11 2017

US Refinery Overview: Crude Runs Take a Step Back as Refinery Turnarounds Spike

U.S crude runs took a modest step backward during the week that ended May 5. Following two weeks of sky-high crude run levels, a…

Refinery Turnarounds | Unplanned Refinery Outages | Unplanned Refinery Shutdowns | Refinery Shutdowns | Crude

Industrial Info

Wed May 10 2017

EagleClaw Starts Construction on Third Natural Gas Processing Train

Natural Gas EagleClaw Midstream Starts to Build Third Natgas Processing Train in Pecos, Texas EagleClaw Midstream will start construction this month on the third cryogenic…

Natural Gas | IIR Energy | Texas | Refining | Canadian Upgrader | Natural Gas Plant | Midstream | Natural Gas Projects

Industrial Info

Tue May 09 2017

Michigan Embarks On Largest Natural Gas-Fired Generation Project in Decades

Power generation developers in Michigan are set to embark on their largest generation buildout in decades, as a result of natural gas-fired power projects. These…

Natural Gas-Fired Generation | Michigan Power Generation | Coal Retirements | Michigan Natural Gas-Fried Power Projects

Industrial Info

Thu May 04 2017

Industrial Info to Host Market Outlook and Networking Event in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Industrial Info will present developments and trends among several major industries at its upcoming Market Outlook & Networking Event in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The free…

Power | Live Event | Oil & Gas | Petroleum Refining | Chemical Processing | Pharmaceutical & Biotech | Food & Beverage

Industrial Info

Wed May 03 2017

Offshore Oil & Gas Industry Has Stable Project Pipeline

With the global crude oil market in a supply glut, it may seem counterintuitive that spending money on deepwater or other offshore production infrastructure would…

Offshore | Oil & Gas | Project Spending | OTC | Offshore Construction | Offshore Oil & Gas Projects

Industrial Info

Fri Apr 28 2017

U.S. Shale Plays Spark Planned Grassroot Refinery Projects

The term "new grassroot U.S. refinery" is almost an oxymoron. The U.S. hasn't seen a new major petroleum refinery in roughly 40 years.…

Refining | Shale | Petroleum Refining | Marathon | Garyville | Refinery Projects | Louisiana Refinery Projects | U.S Planned Refinery Projects | Crude Unit

Industrial Info

Thu Apr 27 2017

Canada Reigns as Mining Power House with $244 Billion in Active Projects

When it comes to mining project development, Canada remains the No. 1 country in the world. According to Industrial Info's Mining Market Intelligence Platform, which…

Mining | Canada | Quebec | Iron Ore

Industrial Info

Wed Apr 26 2017

DOE Authorizes Golden Pass to Export LNG to Non-FTA Countries

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has signed an order authorizing Golden Pass Products LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that…

Golden Pass | LNG | DOE | Sabine Pass | Natural Gas

Industrial Info

Tue Apr 25 2017

San Patricio County, Texas, Gets Nod for Huge Petrochemical Project Site

It’s official: ExxonMobil Chemical Company and SABIC have picked San Patricio County, Texas, as the site for a potential petrochemical complex on the U.…

ExxonMobil | Petchem | Sabic | Chemical Processing | San Patricio County | Gulf Coast Petrochemical Projects | Ethylene Projects Construction | Gulf Coast Ethylene | Polyethylene Unit Construction

Industrial Info

Thu Apr 20 2017

National Steel City Honored With Second Southern Company Triangle Safety Award for Outstanding Safety Construction Performance

Award presented annually to select contractors who achieve exceptionally high thresholds of safety performance Plymouth, Mich., April 19, 2017--National Steel City, one of the nation's…

Industrial Manufacturing | National Steel City | Southern Company | Triangle Safety Award | Safety

Industrial Info

Wed Apr 19 2017

Opportunities Abound for Oil & Gas Midstream Inspection, Remediation

When discussing the state of the midstream business, the miles of pipe being constructed is an easy figure to point to and gauge whether things…

Natural Gas Pipelines | Oil & Gas | Midstream Projects | Crude Oil Pipelines | Pipeline Projects

Industrial Info

Mon Apr 17 2017

Dominion Cove LNG Gets FERC Approval to Commission Power Block

Natural Gas Dominion Cove LNG Gets FERC Approval to Commission Power Block Dominion Cove Point LNG LP has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory…

LNG Projects | Nuclear Outage | Planned Refinery Maintenance | Dominion Cove LNG | Polystyrene Maintenance Turnaround | Nuke Outage | Refinery Maintenance Turnaround

Industrial Info

Tue Apr 11 2017

U.S. Generators Added 15,000 Net Megawatts of New Power Generation in 2016

U.S. electric generators added about 15,000 net megawatts (MW) of utility-scale generation to the generating fleet last year, the Power Industry's best year…

North America Power Generation Projects | Planned Power Generation | Natural Gas-Fired Generation | Coal Retirements | Planned Winfarm

Industrial Info

Fri Apr 07 2017

IIR Energy - Asia Refinery Turnaround Snapshot

South Korea- Onsan S-Oil Corporation has begun a 29-day maintenance turnaround at its Onsan, South Korea refinery on the 89,000 b/d Condensate Splitter…

Asia Refinery Turnarounds | Asia Refinery Outages | Asia Planned Refinery Maintenance | Asia Unplanned Refinery Outages

Industrial Info

Thu Apr 06 2017

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on U.S. Labor Supply and Demand

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on labor supply and demand imbalances for various U.S. metropolitan regions,…

Craft Labor | Labor | Construction | Webinar

Industrial Info

Wed Apr 05 2017

Brazos Electric Power Reschedules Natural Gas Outage at Jack County Station in Texas

Natural Gas Enviva Nears Commissioning of Gas-to-Liquids Plant in Oklahoma Envia Energy is in the final commissioning phase for a gas-to-liquids plant in Oklahoma City,…

Planned Refinery Maintenance | Phillips 66 | Natural Gas Outage | Brazos Electric | Bayway Refinery | Gas-To-Liquids

Industrial Info

Thu Mar 30 2017

Chemical Processing Webinar in Review: U.S. and China Remain Hotspots of Petrochemical Activity

In Industrial Info's recent Global Chemical Processing Spending Outlook webinar, Trey Hamblet, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Chemical Processing Industry, discussed some…

Petrochemical Projects | IIR | Planned China Petrochemical Projects | Ethylene Units | Petrochemical Capacity

Industrial Info

Thu Mar 30 2017

Duke Energy Has Outage At 1,080 MW Coal Plant

Natgas ONEOK Plans Turnaround at Bushton, Kansas, NGL Fractionator ONEOK Field Services is planning a 7-day turnaround at its 210,000 BBL/d Bushton NGL…

Power Generation Outages | Coal Outage | NGL Fractionator Maintenance | Valero Refinery Turnaround | Ethane Cracker

Industrial Info

Wed Mar 29 2017

United Arab Emirates Invests Heavily in Planned Power Generation, Petrochemical Projects

Power Generation and Chemical Processing projects are among the most closely watched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where Industrial Info is tracking 55 active…

Petchem | Power Generation | Chemical Processing | IIR Energy | UAE | UAE Power Generation Projects | UAE Petrochemical Projects | Abu Dhabi Planned Polypropylene | UAE Planned Energy Projects | Amec Foster Wheeler

Industrial Info

Tue Mar 28 2017

Keystone XL Pipeline Receives Presidential Approval

The U.S. Department of State has signed and issued a presidential permit to construct the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, TransCanada Corporation said Friday.…

Keystone | Trump | South Dakota | Pipelines

Industrial Info

Fri Mar 24 2017

IIR Energy - FERC OKs Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG Train 3 for Commercial Service

NatGas Breakers FERC OKs Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG Train 3 for Commercial Service Cheniere Energy has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)…

LNG Projects | Refinery Maintenance | Cheniere LNG Train 3 | Constitution Pipeline Project | Sabic Petrochemical | Planned Power Generation Maintenance | Condensate Splitter Projects

Industrial Info

Thu Mar 23 2017

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Chemical Processing Spending Outlook

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to present a complimentary online webinar focusing on global spending in the Chemical Processing Industry. The webinar will be held…

Chemical Processing | Outlook | Spending | Webinar | Petrochemical | Ethylene Capacity | Petrochemical Projects

Industrial Info

Thu Mar 23 2017

Expected Shortfall of Some Skilled Craft Labor Hangs Over Planned Industrial Projects in Los Angeles

Planned construction projects for the Power, Petroleum Refining, Chemical Processing and Transportation industries in southern California may be delayed, or their price could increase, due…

Craft Labor | Los Angeles | Industrial Projects | Shortfalls

Industrial Info

Wed Mar 22 2017

IIR Energy - Fire, Explosion Shuts Down Mildred Lake Upgrader

REFINING Fire, Explosion Shuts Down Syncrude Plant North of Fort McMurray, Alberta According to CBC News, an explosion and fire shut down Syncrude's Mildred Lake…

Mildred Lake Fire | Unplanned Refinery Outage | IIR Energy | Planned Refinery Maintenance | Refinery Restart | LNG Projects

Industrial Info

Thu Mar 16 2017

Nevada Getting Sunnier With Solar Power Projects

-Nevada looks to incrementally advance its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from the current 22 percent to 80 percent by 2040 in a large part with…

Wind Projects | Renewable Generation | Nevada Solar Projects | Planned Solar Projects | Hydroelectric Projects | Planned Renewable Projects

Industrial Info

Thu Mar 16 2017

India Hosts More than $83 Million in Planned Thermal Power Projects

Despite a projected 4% increase in coal-fired power generation in 2017-18, India's thermal power generation is expected to plummet in the coming years. According to…

India | Power | Thermal Power | India Thermal Power Projects | India Power Projects | India Planned Thermal Power Projects

Industrial Info

Wed Mar 15 2017

Industrial Market Outlook: More Than $11.5 Billion in Power Projects Planned in U.S. Northeast for 2017

-Industrial Info is tracking $11.52 billion in Power Industry projects that are set to kick off this year in the U.S. Northeast, which…

Power Generation Projects | Industrial Info | Natural Gas-Fired Projects | EPC | Northeast Power Projects | Natural Gas Combined Cycle Plants | Power Plants

Industrial Info

Mon Mar 13 2017

IIR Energy Weekly NatGas Beacon: Room for Growth Seen for NGL Fractionation

Over the past few years, midstream companies could not add fractionation capacity fast enough. Every plant in Mont Belvieu was being expanded, the northeast ramped…

IIR Energy | Natural Gas | News | NGL | NGL Fractionation Projects | Markwest Energy Partners | Midstream Projects | Mont Belvieu Fractionation

Industrial Info

Fri Mar 10 2017

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Petroleum Refining Industry

Industrial Info is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on the global Petroleum Refining Industry. The webinar will be held March 15,…

Petroleum Refining | Live Event | Webinar | Industrial Info

Industrial Info

Thu Mar 09 2017

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global LNG Industry

Industrial Info is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on the five-year spending outlook for the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.…

LNG Projects | Natural Gas Demand | Industrial Info | LNG Demand Growth

Industrial Info

Wed Mar 08 2017

Saudi Arabia Plans to Develop Petrochemical Resources

To say Saudi Arabia is investing in downstream petrochemical projects is an understatement. Led by the massive grassroot Yanbu oil-to-chemicals plant complex, nearly 200 active…

Saudi Arabia | Petrochemical | Petchem | Saudi Arabia Petrochemical Projects | Saudia Arabia Ethylene | Sabic

Industrial Info

Tue Mar 07 2017

China Expects to Add 28 GW of Solar Power in 2017

In 2016, China's installed capacity of solar photovoltaic power increased by 34.54 gigawatts (GW), which was much more than the original expectation of between…

China Renewable Projects | China Solar Power | China Solar Projects | China Renewables

Industrial Info

Fri Mar 03 2017

Qatar Revs Up Energy Industry with Planned Natural Gas, Renewable Projects

Ever since Qatar was announced as the host of the 2022 World Cup, the Middle Eastern nation has seen its investment in infrastructure-related projects boom.…

Qatar | Qatar Power Generation | Qatar Petrochemicals | Qatar Renewable Projects | Qatar Planned Natural Gas Projects | Qatar Petroleum | Qatar Electricity & Water | Middle East Energy Projects

Industrial Info

Tue Feb 28 2017

Calpine Shuts Down Texas Cogeneration Facility

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) (Houston, Texas) recently shut the doors to the company's Clear Lake Cogeneration facility in Pasadena, Texas. Sources said the station officially…

Power Generation | Natural Gas-Fired Power | Calpine Corporation | Power Maintenance | Cogeneration

Industrial Info

Mon Feb 27 2017

Natural Gas Continues to Lead in U.S. Power Project Kickoffs

Industrial Info is tracking more than 880 U.S. Power Generation Industry projects with a total investment value of $39.5 billion that are planned…

Power Generation | Natural Gas Projects | Power Generation Projects | Natural Gas | IIR Energy | Natural Gas-Fired Power Projects | EPC | Industrial Info | Natural Gas-Fired Projects | Bechtel

Industrial Info

Mon Feb 27 2017

U.S. Refineries Hit Week of Peak Refinery Maintenance, Capacity Recovery in Route

U.S. refinery crude runs dropped another 187,000 barrels per day as the industry hit the week of “peak” maintenance for the spring turnaround…

Refining Outages | Refinery Turnarounds | Refinery Maintenance | CDU | Refinery Shutdowns

Industrial Info

Thu Feb 23 2017

Oil & Gas Industry Likely to See More Spending in the Americas

In the first of three webinars on the Oil & Gas Industry to be held this year, experts from Industrial Info examined spending trends in…

Oil & Gas | Project Spending | LNG | Oil Production | Midstream Projects | Oil & Gas Projects | Natural Gas Demand | Sabine Pass

Industrial Info

Wed Feb 22 2017

EIA: U.S. Natural Gas-Fired Generation Taking Off in Coming Years

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported that the U.S. natural gas-fired power generation sector is projected to grow by more than…

Power Generation Projects | Industrial Info | Natural Gas-Fired Power | Natural Gas-Fired Power Projects

Industrial Info

Mon Feb 20 2017

Refinery Turnarounds Abound in South America

No less than $644.5 million in refinery maintenance projects will kick off this year in South America, ranging in value from $1 million to…

IIR Energy | Refining | Refining Turnarounds | South America | Refinery Turnarounds | South America Refinery Turnarounds | Brazil Refinery Maintenance | Venezuela Refinery Maintenance | Ecuador Planned Maintenance

Industrial Info

Fri Feb 17 2017

India Refineries Host Multitude of Planned Maintenance Turnarounds

IIR Energy is tracking nearly $663 million in active planned refinery maintenance turnarounds in India that range in value from $700,000 to $8 million.…

India Refinery Turnarounds | India Refinery Maintenance Turnarounds | Planned India Refinery Turnarounds | Indian Oil | Bharat Petroleum | HPCL - Mittal Energy

Industrial Info

Tue Feb 14 2017

Industrial Info to Share LNG Market Expertise at Houston Summit

Industrial Info will offer its view of the global and U.S. footprint of current and future liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets and future assets…

LNG | Live Event | Conference | Industrial Info | Market Trends

Industrial Info

Mon Feb 13 2017

Raft of Refinery Projects Resonate in Middle East

There’s no shortage of refinery-related projects in the Middle East, including the $5 billion modernization of the 267,000-barrel-per-day Sitrah Refinery in Bahrain. Bahrain…

Middle East Refinery Projects | Bahrain Petroleum | Kuwait National Oil Company | Kuwait Refining Projects | Saudi Arabia Refining Projects | Middle East EPC

Industrial Info

Thu Feb 09 2017

IIR Energy Unveils Natural Gas Fundamentals Report

Followers of the Natural Gas Industry now have a new source of information at their fingertips for Natural Gas Traders – IIR Energy’s NatGas Weekly…

IIR Energy | Natural Gas | Publications | LNG | Natural Gas Trading | Natural Gas Pipelines | Natural Gas Processing

Industrial Info

Tue Feb 07 2017

Join Industrial Info's Labor Market Expert at Annual Supplier Expo in Houston

SUGAR LAND--February 6, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Attendees at next week's Annual Supplier Expo in Houston, Texas, can meet with Tony…

Live Event | ISM | Supplier Expo | Labor | Craft Labor

Industrial Info

Mon Feb 06 2017

Industrial Market Outlook: U.S. Natural Gas Processing Plants Back on the Upswing

SUGAR LAND--January 30, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--For the past couple of years, natural gas processors have been largely in survival…

Natural Gas | U.S. | Market Outlook | NGL | LPG | Natural Gas Processing Projects | Natural Gas Maintenance | NGLs

Industrial Info

Mon Jan 30 2017

Industrial Outlook in Perspective: Could Manufacturing Investment Improve Under Trump?

With the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Industrial Manufacturing in the U.S. seems to be set to change sooner rather than later. On Monday…

Trump | Industrial Manufacturing | Investments | Outlook

Industrial Info

Tue Jan 24 2017

Trump Signs Directives Backing Keystone, Dakota Access Pipeline Projects

President Donald Trump signed executive orders Tuesday that would make it easier to build two of the country's most controversial proposed pipeline projects: the Keystone…

Dakota Access Pipeline | Trump | Regulations | North Dakota | Keystone

Industrial Info

Tue Jan 24 2017

North America's Metals & Minerals Industry Kicks Off $12.38 Billion of Projects in 2016

The North American Metals & Minerals Industry ended 2016 with $12.38 billion worth of industrial projects having started construction. That represents more than a…

Metals & Minerals | North America | Webinar | Industrial Info

Industrial Info

Wed Jan 18 2017

Plenitude of Power Generation Projects Under Construction in India

When the coal-fired Mahandi Thermal Power Station in Chhattisgarh, India, is completed, it will provide 1,800 megawatts (MW) to the region. Located in Village…

India Power Projects | India Power Construction | India Power Generation | NTPC Limited | India Coal Projects | KSK Energy Ventures | Lanco Babandh Power

Industrial Info

Tue Jan 17 2017

Gain Insight into the U.S. Industrial Market at Industrial Info Resources' Market Outlook Event in Houston

As the global economy adjusts to steadier oil and gas prices, how will the U.S. economy perform in the upcoming year? What will be…

Market Outlook | Industrial Info | IIR Energy | Power | Oil & Gas | Chemical Processing | Live Event

Industrial Info

Mon Jan 16 2017

Oil & Gas Projects Abound in Brazil

Oil & Gas Production is big business in Brazil. Production reached 3.307 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in November, according to Brazil’…

EPC | Brazil Oil & Gas Projects | Brazil Crude Oil | Brazil Refined Products | Brazil Terminal Projects | Espirito Santo | TPK Logistica | Operacoes Maritimas | DTA Engenharia

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Fri Jan 13 2017

Fire Forces Unplanned Maintenance Shutdown of Abu Dhabi’s Ruwais 2 Refinery

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was forced to shut its 417,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Ruwais 2 Refinery (Ruwais West) on Wednesday after a fire…

Unplanned Refinery Outage | Abu Dhabi National Oil Company | Refinery Shutdown | Ruwais Refinery | Middle East Oil Projects | Middle East Refining Projects | Middle East Refinery Turnarounds

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Thu Jan 12 2017

India Optimistic on Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals

India's government is showing renewed confidence in renewable energy. According to The Guardian, a draft 10-year energy blueprint published last month forecast that the country…

Power | India | IIR Energy | Fossil Fuel | India Renewable Projects | India Solar Projects | India Windfarm Projects | India Hydro Projects

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Wed Jan 11 2017

Industrial Info to Discuss $132 Billion in 2017 Texas, Louisiana Project Starts at Upcoming Outlook in Houston

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--More than $132 billion in industrial capital and maintenance projects are on the books to kick off…

Houston | Market Outlook | Industrial Info | Chemical Processing | Oil & Gas | Power | Analtyics

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Tue Jan 10 2017

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Middle East Energy Projects

Industrial Info is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on the Middle East energy sector. The webinar will be held Wednesday, January…

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Mon Jan 09 2017

U.S. Chemical Project Kickoffs Abound in First-Quarter 2017

A polyethylene unit addition and a plastics recycling and tires-to-oil plant, both in Texas, are among the 105 Chemical Processing Industry projects being tracked by…

Industrial Info | Chemical Projects | Petrochemical Projects | Lyondell Bassell | Chemical Production | Methanol Projects

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Thu Dec 29 2016

AltaGas Natural Gas Processing Expansion in British Columbia Gets Regulatory Green Light

Canada’s AltaGas Limited has received regulatory approval to double the capacity of its Townsend natural gas processing plant in British Columbia to 396 million…

Altagas | British Columbia | Regulations | Natural Gas

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Thu Dec 22 2016

Middle East Refinery Maintenance Shutdown Update: Kar Group Restarts Erbil Refinery in Iraq

Kar Group has restarted several units at its 100,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Erbil refinery following an unplanned refinery shutdown, which began January 15 due to…

Refinery Turnarounds | Refinery Shutdowns | Unplanned Refinery Shutdowns | Middle East Refinery | Middle East Refinery Maintenance

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Tue Dec 20 2016

Engineers India Limited Looks to More than $41 Billion in Refining & Petrochemical Projects in India & Middle East

Engineers India Limited (EIL) is one of India's largest engineering and related technical services providers in india. They currently have a portfolio that stretches across…

India | Middle East | India Refinery Projects | Engineers India Limited | India Petrochemical Projects | Middle East Petrochemical Projects

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Mon Dec 19 2016

Natural Gas Projects to Remain Flat in 2017

While several billions of dollars of projects are proposed in the U.S. for the Oil & Natural Gas Production sector in the U.S.…

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Mon Dec 19 2016

Enterprise Resumes Service at Pascagoula Natural Gas Processing Plant

Enterprise Products Partners LP says it has completed repairs to allow operations to resume at its 500 million-standard-cubic-foot-per-day Train B natural gas-processing plant in Pascagoula,…

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Thu Dec 15 2016

Asia Hosts 1.5 Terawatts of Planned New Power Generation Projects

Industrial Info is tracking more than 1.5 terawatts of capital power projects in construction or in development in Asia, with coal-fed projects leading the…

India Power Projects | Asia Power Projects | India Power | Asia Coal Projects | Asia Nuclear Projects | Asia Natural Gas Projects | Industrial Info India

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Wed Dec 14 2016

U.S. Refiners Stick with Smaller Projects in 2017

Since the Great Recession of 2008, U.S. refining companies tend to opt for less capital-intensive projects over the mega-billion-dollar projects previously seen, and this…

Fluid Catalytic Cracking | Refinery | Refining Projects | Refinery Projects | Refinery Turnarounds | Industrial Info | Refinery Maintenance

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Mon Dec 12 2016

Entergy Kicks Off 980-MW St. Charles Power Station Project in Louisiana

Construction of the 980-megawatt (MW) St. Charles combined-cycle power station in Louisiana is under way. The project, which is owned by Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR)…

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Fri Dec 09 2016

Visit Industrial Info at Booth 1908 at Power-Gen

As most of us know, Power-Gen International will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, next week, December 13-15. Power-Gen is…

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Fri Dec 09 2016

India Sees Big Developments in Planned Fertilizer Projects

Fertilizer projects are a big business in India. At an industry conference last month, Shri Ananth Kuma, the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary…

IIR Energy | India | Fertilizer | Fertilizer Projects | ONGC | Chemical Projects | Industrial Info | Tata Consulting Engineers

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Wed Dec 07 2016

IIR Energy: U.S Crude Runs Improve, Erasing Previous Losses

U.S. crude runs improved 134,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) during the week of December 2, erasing the 114,000-BBL/d loss from…

Refinery Turnaround | Refinery Turnarounds | Refinery Outages | Unplanned Refinery Outage | Refinery Maintenance | CDU

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Wed Dec 07 2016

Renewables and Natural Gas Projects Continue to Dominate U.S. and Canada Power Sector

The U.S. and Canada power sectors continue evolving as cheap natural gas and renewables incentives continue edging their way into the markets, according to…

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Tue Dec 06 2016

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe,…

Dakota Access Pipeline | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe | North Dakota | Pipelines | Army Corps of Engineers | Energy Transfer Partners

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Mon Dec 05 2016

Jacobs Engineering Extends Contract with Saudi Aramco

Jacobs Engineering Group has received a five-year extension to its general engineering services contract with Saudi Aramco for an undisclosed amount. Jacobs ZATE, in which…

Jacobs Engineering | Saudi Aramco | Contract

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Fri Dec 02 2016

IIR Webinar: North American Power Capacity Closures Motivate New Power Generation

Since 2010, the U.S. and Canada have seen the closure of fossil-fuel-fed and nuclear power facilities to the tune of about 85 gigawatts (GW)…

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Wed Nov 30 2016

U.S. Crude Runs Drop in West Coast, Midwest and East Coast

Following three weeks of steady improvement, U.S. crude runs recessed during the week that ended November 25. PADDs 1, 4 and 5 were responsible…

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Wed Nov 30 2016

Canada Rejects Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, Okays Trans Mountain

Canada’s government will reject Enbridge Incorporated’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline project, but approve Kinder Morgan’s Incorporated’s Trans Mountain project and Enbridge’…

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Tue Nov 29 2016

IIR Energy Outage Breakers

Power Breakers Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Station Offline due to Drywall Leakage Tennessee Valley Authority incurred an unplanned outage in SERC at the 1,104-megawatt…

Unplanned Nuclear Outage | planned refinery turnarounds | Valero | REX Pipeline | Petrochemicals | Dow Chemical | Petrochemical Expansion Project | Petrochemical Maintenance | SERC Outages | IIR Energy

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Tue Nov 29 2016

U.S. Chemical Industry Remains Optimistic for 2017

Moving into 2017, the U.S. Chemical Processing Industry continues to be optimistic about future investments, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. Much…

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Tue Nov 29 2016

Industrial Info Tracks Growing Petrochemicals Industry in India, Middle East

Industrial Info is tracking the growing petrochemicals industry in India and the Middle East, to the tune of nearly 850 projects valued at more than…

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Mon Nov 28 2016

U.S. Northeast, New England Encourage Solar Project Growth

States in the Northeast and New England market regions are experiencing rapid growth in utility- and residential-scale solar generation projects, with the help of state…

Solar Projects | Solar Power | Windfarm | Renewables | Renewable Projects | Renewable Generation | Northeast | Solar Generation | Electric Transmission | Hydro | New England

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Thu Nov 24 2016

Reliance Industries Refinery Experiences Major Fire

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) faced a major fire incident on 210,000 b/d FCCU Unit (Design Capacity 170,000 b/d) at its 660,…

Planned Refinery Maintenance | Refinery Turnarounds | India | FCCU | Reliance Industries | Fluid Catalytic Cracking | Naphtha

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Thu Nov 24 2016

Industrial Info to Host Webinar on Global Power Generation Industry

Industrial Info is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on trends in the global Power Industry. The webinar will be Tuesday, November…

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Wed Nov 23 2016

Oregon Expands Renewable Projects Portfolio

Oregon recently expanded its renewable portfolio standards (RPS) to 20% by 2020, 27% by 2025 and 50% by 2040 in an effort to make the…

Renewable Projects | Renewable Generation | Solar Projects | Wind Projects | Hydroelectric | Oregon | Renewables | geothermal

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Tue Nov 22 2016

India to See more than $9 Billion in Planned Refinery Project Construction Kickoffs in 2017

Industrial Info is tracking 188 Petroleum Refining Industry projects worth $9.23 billion in India that are slated to kick off construction in 2017. One…

Reliance | Jamnagar | India | Petroleum Refining | Essar | India Refinery Projects | India Refining Projects | Refinery Construction | India EPC | Planned Refinery Projects

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Mon Nov 21 2016

IIR Energy : Petrochemical Outage Alerts

Noretyl's 1,492MM Lbs/yr Ethylene Unit located at the Stathelle, Rafnes plant continues to be offline due to a fire that broke out on…

Ethylene Outages | Petrochemical Turnarounds | Petrochemical Outages | Olefins | Dow Chemical | Ethylene Turnarounds | Saudi Arabia | Reliance

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Fri Nov 18 2016

BP Continues Refinery Turnaround At Whiting Refinery

BP Products continues with planned maintenance at its 420,000 b/d Whiting, Indiana refinery. The 110,000 b/d FCCU 500 and 29,000…

BP | Refinery Turnaround | IIR Energy | Whiting Refinery | Planned Refinery Maintenance

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Fri Nov 18 2016

U.S. Crude Throughput Grows 300,000 BBL/d for Second Week in a Row

U.S. crude oil throughput increased by more than 300,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) for the second week in a row during the…

U.S. | Crude Oil | DOE | PADD 3 | GulfCoast | PADD2 | Refinery Maintenance | Refinery Turnarounds

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Wed Nov 16 2016

IIR Energy Market Breakers

POWER Ontario Power Generation Incorporated incurred an unplanned outage on the 881-megawatt (MW) Unit 3 at its Darlington Nuclear Power Station in Bowmanville, Ontario. The…

planned refinery turnarounds | Irving Oil | Natural Gas | Unplanned Nuclear Outage | Ontario Power Generation

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Tue Nov 15 2016

Report: Government Decision Imminent on Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could make a decision as early as Monday whether to allow completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline near…

Dakota Access Pipeline | North Dakota | Government

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Fri Nov 11 2016

Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Region Prepares for Refining Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking nearly $6 billion of Petroleum Refining projects…

Texas | Louisiana | Industrial Info | IIR Energy | Petrochemicals | Power | Natural Gas | Refining Projects | Refinery Projects

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Thu Nov 10 2016

NextEra Energy Plans $21.7 Billion Capital Budget

NextEra Energy plans to invest about $21.7 billion in its regulated electric utility business and its unregulated power business between 2016 and 2020. The…

NextEra Energy | Electric Power | Florida Power & Light | Power | Investments | Renewable Projects | Transmission Projects | Solar | Windfarm

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Tue Nov 08 2016

BASF Restarts Steam Crackers at Ludwigshafen Following Explosion

Two steam crackers at the world's largest chemical complex in Ludwigshafen, Germany, have been restarted following a fatal explosion and blaze at the plant that…

BASF | Ludwigshafen | Germany | Steam Crackers | Ethylene | Ethylene Outages | Olefns

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Mon Nov 07 2016

IIR Energy Breakers

Refining A 5.0-magnititude earthquake that stuck Cushing, Oklahoma, on Sunday night has sparked no immediate reports of pipeline problems at the massive U.S.…

IIR Energy | Petrochemical | Power | Refinery Turnarounds | Refinery Shutdowns | Ethylene Outage | Petrochemical Outages | Nuclear Outages | MISO | MISO Outages

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Mon Nov 07 2016

Crude Oil Hits Record Inventory Build at 14.4 Million Barrels

Before we look at the weekly changes to refinery crude runs, we first must highlight the record weekly build in crude oil inventory--14.4 million…

Crude Oil | Refinery Turnaround | Valero | Marathon | Louisiana | Texas | IIR Energy | Refinery Shutdowns | Unplanned Refinery Shutdowns

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Fri Nov 04 2016

Cheniere Reports Boom in Revenues as LNG Production, Exports Ramp Up at Sabine Pass

Cheniere Energy is reaping rewards following the start-up of production and exports at its Sabine Pass LNG Terminal earlier this year. Revenues have skyrocketed as…

Cheniere | LNG | Sabine Pass | Production

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Thu Nov 03 2016

California Toughens GHG Reductions

California recently passed laws toughening the state's already stout commitment to lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One measure recently passed by the state legislature, SB…

California | Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Legislature | Regulations

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Wed Nov 02 2016

Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Kills One, Shuts Down System

An explosion Monday afternoon on the Colonial pipeline in Shelby County, Alabama, killed one worker, seriously injured at least five others and shut down a…

Colonial Pipeline | Shelby County | Alabama | Oil & Gas

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Tue Nov 01 2016

IIR Energy’s PetroCast Live Provides Up-to-the-Moment Info for the Refining Industry

Customers following the refining markets can make great use of IIR Energy’s PetroCast Live, which provides capacity and turnaround details for 80% of the…

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Mon Oct 31 2016

“It’s Another Atlantic Sunrise…” As NOT Sung to Tune of “Tequila Sunrise”

Williams Partners continues to sing the regulatory blues. It is pushing back full in-service operations of its Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline to mid-2018 as…

Williams Partners | Regulations | Atlantic Sunrise | Pipelines | Oil & Gas

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Fri Oct 28 2016

Natural Gas Leads Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Power Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking $18.8 billion of active Power Industry…

Natural Gas | Texas | Gulf Coast | Louisiana | Market Outlook | Power Projects | Power Generation | Renewables | Combined Cycle | Windfarm

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Thu Oct 27 2016

IIR Energy Breakers

NatGas Cheniere Energy is restarting Train 1 at its two-train, 9-million-metric-ton-per-year LNG liquefaction plant in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Train 2 is expected to come up…

Breakers | IIR Energy | Natural Gas | Refining | Petrochemicals | Power | Ethylene Outages | Planned Turnarounds | Oil Pipeline | Refinery Turnarounds | Nuclear Outages | Unplanned Coal Outage | Olefins | Planned Ethylene Cracker Turnarounds | Lyondell Bassell

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Tue Oct 25 2016

Canada-based Pipeline Company Enbridge Cuts 530 Jobs

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Incorporated is cutting 5% of its work force, according to news media reports. The cuts include 370 positions in Canada and…


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Fri Oct 21 2016

It’s Official: TVA’s Watts Bar Unit 2 Open for Business

Following a series of power ascension tests, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) 1.22-gigawatt Watts Bar Unit 2 has entered commercial operation, making it…

Tennessee Valley Authority | Watts Bar | Power | Nuclear Power

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Thu Oct 20 2016

LyondellBasell Shuts Down Unit at Houston Refinery After Fire

Houston Refining LP, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), was forced to shut down its 57,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Delayed Coker 737…

Houston | Lyondell | Refinery Outage | Unplanned Refinery Outages

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Mon Oct 17 2016

Marathon Unit Sues BP Over Conditions at Texas City Refinery

A unit of Marathon Petroleum Corporation is suing two subsidiaries of BP plc over issues related to a refinery in Texas City, Texas, according to…

Marathon | BP | Refinery | Texas City | Lawsuit

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Wed Oct 12 2016

Environmental Activists Arrested Following Canada-U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Disruptions

Several environmental activists have been arrested following a series of disruptions to pipelines carrying oil from Canada to the U.S., according to news accounts.…

Dakota Access Pipeline | Kinder Morgan | Spectra | Enbridge | Enivronmental | Crude Oil | Pipelines

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Wed Oct 12 2016

Energy Transfer Partners Hopeful on Dakota Access Pipeline Project after Latest Court Win

Energy Transfer Partners says it “looks forward to a prompt resumption of construction” of a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock…

Dakota Access Pipeline | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe | North Dakota | Pipelines

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Tue Oct 11 2016

Indie Driller Claims Blockbuster Discovery Offshore Alaska

A little-known exploration and production company said Tuesday it has made a "world-class" oil discovery that it estimates could be one of the largest finds…

Alaska | Caelus Energy | Oil & Gas

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Wed Oct 05 2016

Crestwood Picks Up Shell’s Permian-Delaware Basin Assets

Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) (Houston, Texas) has entered into a long-term agreement with SWEPI LP, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:…

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Tue Oct 04 2016

Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Commissions Final Plant at Massive PetChem Complex

Sadara Chemical Company, the joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Company, has commissioned the last of the 26 plants at its Jubail complex in Saudi Arabia. The isocyanates section is producing crude quantities of toluene di isocyanate (TDI) and other specialty chemicals. The TDI section consists of three integrated units producing di nitro toluene (DNT), toluene di amine »

EIA: U.S. Natural Gas Exports Exceed Imports for February through April

The United States exported more natural gas than it imported in February, April and May of 2017, according to the Energy Information Administration. On an average annual basis, the United States has been a net natural gas importer for nearly 60 years. Declining net pipeline imports from Canada, growing natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico and increasing exports of liquefied »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Agrium to Perform Annual Maintenance at Redwater Ammonia Units in Canada

Agrium to Perform Annual Maintenance at Redwater Ammonia Units in Canada Agrium plans to perform planned maintenance at its 267,000-metric-ton-per-year Ammonia Unit 1, and 656,000-metric-ton-per-year Ammonia Unit 2, in Redwater, Alberta. Both turnarounds are set to begin August 21, and are expected to last about 38 days. (Outages: 338512, 338513) (Plant: 2017662) SCANA Pulls Plug on Massive South »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a favorable environmental impact statement for Dominion Energy's planned Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline. The pipeline would run 600 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina, carrying up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas. (Plant: 1043346) Killen Power »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Enterprise Products on Fast Track to Finish Orla Natural Gas Processing Plant

Enterprise Products on Fast Track to Finish Orla Natural Gas Processing Plant Enterprise Products Partners is on a fast track to complete construction of its Orla natural gas processing plant in Texas. Phase I, a 300 million-standard-cubic-foot-per-day (MMSCFD) train with a 40,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery rate, is scheduled to be complete in early 2018. However, »

Report: U.S. LNG Exports Boost Shipments for Expanded Panama Canal

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The opening of the expanded Panama Canal last year has been a boon for growing U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports, according to a new report by Morningstar Commodities Research (Chicago, Illinois). The Panama Canal Authority opened up new locks on June 25, 2016, to allow »

U.S. Crude Runs Rise Over 17.2 BBL/d as Refinery Maintenance Turnarounds Drops

U.S. crude runs have marched above 17.2 million barrels per day as overall refinery maintenance is dwindling into the summer season. PADD 3 crude runs increased by 84,000 barrels per day (BBL/d), as a crude distillation unit (CDU) outage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) outage in Beaumont, Texas, were resolved. »

Dow Chemical Restarting Freeport Petrochemical Unit After Maintenance

Dow Chemical is restarting the 1.65 billion-pound-per-year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at its Freeport (Oyster Creek), Texas, plant. The unit was brought offline June 12 for a short-notice planned maintenance turnaround. Industrial Info is tracking more than $2 billion in project activity at the Freeport complex, including a $1.7 billion ethylene unit addition. Entergy's River Bend Nuclear Station »

U.S. LNG Exports Projected to Jump in 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects liquefied natural gas (LNG) gross exports will average 1.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017, up from 0.5 Bcf/d in 2016. By the end of 2017, trains 1 through 4 at Cheniere's Sabine Pass facility in Louisiana are expected to be fully operational, and Cove Point »

Boost in U.S. Rail Shipments Reflects Bump in Coal Volumes

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Led in part by an upswing in coal shipments, U.S. rail traffic in the first half of 2017 was up 4.5% compared with the same six months last year, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Total U.S. carload traffic for the first six months of 2017 was »

Freeport LNG Applies to FERC for Fourth Production Train

Freeport LNG Development LP has applied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for authorization to site, construct and operate a fourth liquefaction train at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility near Freeport, Texas. Freeport LNG also said it was starting front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the production train, which will have a nominal production capacity of 5. »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Mountaineer NGL Storage Seeks Customers for NGL Caverns

Mountaineer NGL Storage Seeks Customers for NGL Caverns Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC is seeking customers for its planned 2-million-barrel natural gas liquids storage cavern near Clarington, Ohio. Construction has been delayed until the end of the year while Mountaineer seeks customers. Completion is scheduled for mid-2018. The storage terminal will have up to four caverns to serve producers in the »

EIA: Power Plant Construction Costs Fell from 2013 to 2015

Construction costs for most power plant types fell from 2013 to 2015, based on survey data for utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater than one megawatt) built in that period, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2015, wind, natural gas and solar were the most commonly added capacity types, according to the EIA, adding »

Energy Week Takeaway: Trump Calls for Study to Revive U.S. Nuclear Energy

President Donald Trump has announced plans for a comprehensive study of the U.S. nuclear energy industry, with the goal of reinvigorating the sector as part of his call to establish U.S. “energy dominance.” The industry has experienced some hard knocks, as nuclear power plant operators find it harder to compete in an age of cheap natural gas, which »

Energy Week Takeaway: South Korea Eyes U.S. LNG Development

As President Donald Trump calls for a new era of U.S. energy dominance, South Korea energy companies have announced a slew of memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreements to promote the development and export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG). As part of the administration’s Energy Week events, Trump said the “golden era of American energy” is under »

Blue Lake Power Plans to Restart Idled California Biomass Power Plant

Blue Lake Power LLC (Blue Lake, California) and PureEnergy LLC (Syracuse, New York), have initiated a restructuring agreement on a new contract to restart the idled Blue Lake Power plant in Humboldt County, northern California, near Blue Lake Rancheria Indian Tribal lands. As recently as late last year, the biomass-fired power plant was cited for federal Clean Air Act violations, »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Cheniere Takes Sabine Pass LNG Train 3 Offline for Maintenance

Cheniere Takes Sabine Pass LNG Train 3 Offline for Maintenance Cheniere Energy has taken Train 3 offline for routine maintenance at its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The 4.5 million-ton-per-year (650 million-standard-cubic-foot-per-day) train is expected to resume normal operations by this weekend. Cheniere has resumed production for Train 1 at Sabine Pass. Train »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Cheniere to Complete Sabine Pass Train 1 Maintenance

Cheniere Energy Completing Sabine Pass Train 1 Maintenance Cheniere Energy is completing a maintenance turnaround at its 4.5-million-ton-per-year Sabine Pass Train 1. The turnaround began Monday. Located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, the train is expected to be back online tomorrow. The timing of the restart may be affected by Tropical Storm Cindy. Pilots have stopped guiding ships into Sabine »

New York Seeks Renewable Energy Proposals

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--In order to meet the New York's clean energy standard target of 50% by 2030, the state has issued a request for proposals (RFP) of $1.5 billion for major renewable energy projects, including fuel cell projects. The RFP is being managed by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New »

U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy was expected to hit the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, with higher gusts, and little change in strength was expected before the storm reached the coast. Tropical-storm-force »

Oil Industry Eyes Renewable Energy for Future Growth

Oil and gas majors may be committing up to a fifth of their total investment in green energy projects after 2030 as hydrocarbons production declines. A growing number of key oil and gas players are starting to invest in renewable energy projects but analysis from Wood Mackenzie Limited (Edinburgh, Scotland) suggests that major energy companies like Royal Dutch Shell plc »

Power Webinar in Review: Coal Still Leads in Global Spending

In last week's webinar on global spending in the Power Industry, Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Power Industry said that there was more than $1.1 trillion of power projects under construction, with more than $5.4 trillion in the planning and engineering stage. East Asia, with $368 billion under construction, leads in terms of »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Jordan Cove LNG Project Sees Momentum

FERC to Prepare Environmental Impact Study for Jordan Cove LNG The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the planned $6 billion Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction facility and terminal project in Coos Bay, Oregon, and the 231-mile Pacific Connector pipeline project. Voters in Coos County rejected »

U.S. Gears Up for $2.4 Billion in Maintenance in Third-Quarter 2017

Industrial Info is tracking more than $2.4 billion of maintenance projects set to kick off in the U.S. during the third quarter of this year. This compares to $3 billion in the second quarter. The Chemical Processing Industry, with more than $500 million in planned turnarounds, leads other industries in terms of value. This is followed by the »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Power Project Spending

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on global spending in the Power Industry. The webinar will be held June 15 at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT). Industrial Info is tracking more than $6.3 trillion in active Power Industry projects throughout the world. The Power Industry continues to demonstrate some »

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Power Markets See Modest Shift Back to Coal

U.S. Power Producers Shift Modestly Back to Coal from Natural Gas A shift in the relative prices of coal and natural gas has spurred a modest shift in power generation away from natural gas and back toward coal (John Kemp-Reuters News). Coal costs have fallen to just $2.08 per million British thermal units compared with an average of »

Europe Rejects Trump's Offer to Renegotiate Climate Deal

The European Union (EU) has rejected a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to renegotiate its role in the historic Paris Climate Agreement. Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Agreement has resulted in a backlash from most European nations, large businesses and even a number of key U.S. states and »

Rhode Island to Boost Renewable Energy to 1,000 Megawatts by 2020

Rhode Island is looking to increase its renewable energy to 1,000 megawatts by 2020, according to a strategic initiative by Governor Gina Raimondo. The "1000 by 20" strategic energy goal would expand renewable energy through offshore wind, solar and hydroelectric projects in order to create clean energy jobs, currently around 14,000 across the state, and boost the economy. »

IIR BREAKERS: Trump Withdraws U.S. from Climate Accord

IIR BREAKERS: Trump Withdraws U.S. from Climate Accord Trump Withdraws U.S. from Climate Accord President Donald Trump is withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. Proponents of the withdrawal say the agreement hurts U.S. jobs and businesses, and gives overseas competitors an unfair advantage. The climate accord was reached during former President Barack Obama’ »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas Spending

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on Oil & Gas spending in the Asia-Pacific region. The webinar will be held June 5 at 9:00 a.m. ICT (9:00 p.m. CDT). What effect will more stable oil prices have on the upstream and downstream sectors in the region? Join Industrial Info's »

Industrial Info to Exhibit at New Orleans Downstream Engineering Event

Petrochemical, refining and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry leaders at the Downstream, Engineering, Construction & Maintenance (DECM) event next month in New Orleans will address a wide range of issues, including poor craft labor productivity, and reducing costs for capital projects and maintenance. The June 15-16 event at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside is expecting to draw more than 1, »

IIR BREAKERS: Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

Cheniere Starts Short Maintenance Turnaround at Sabine Pass LNG Terminal Cheniere is performing a brief maintenance turnaround at its Sabine Pass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in Cameron, Louisiana. The turnaround began Tuesday, and production levels should be back to normal on Thursday. Train #4 is still on track to be completed in the third quarter of this year, which »

California Renewable Energy Drives Fossil Fuel Plants to Close

Renewable energy in California is driving wholesale power prices to new lows and, in turn, forcing more fossil-fueled power plants to close down due to the inability to recover variable costs. Real-time power prices between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. this spring have averaged between $0 and -$16 per megawatt hour (MWh) and the day-ahead prices have »

IIR Energy’s PetChem Live Tracks Asia & Middle East Petrochemical Turnarounds

The Petrochemical Industry in Asia and the Middle East is expected to see a slew of unit turnarounds in the near future, and IIR Energy's PetChem Live is keeping close tabs on all major developments. Marketers, traders and anyone else who keeps tabs on the petrochemical industry will be happy to learn about PetChem Live, which offers planned and unplanned »

Uzbekistan Breaks Ground on $2.2 Billion Oil Refinery Project

Former Soviet state Uzbekistan has started construction of a $2.2 billion oil refinery capable of producing 5 million tonnes per year (tpy). The Jizzakh Crude Oil Refinery will be located in the Zafarabad district of the Jizzakh region in central Uzbekistan. It will use crude oil imported from neighbouring Russia and Kazakhstan. A pipeline to oil-rich Kazakhstan also will »

Construction/Maintenance Study: 78% Project Growth, But Also Report Increases in Union Labor Shortages

Contractors, labor representatives and owner-clients in the union construction and maintenance industry are significantly more optimistic about growth opportunities in 2017 and beyond (+20%) compared to last year, but they also report an increasing pervasiveness in union craft labor shortages. The key difference: some union crafts face greater labor shortfalls than others. These are just a few findings of the »

Visit Industrial Info at Booth 1166A at Power-Gen India

The world's leading Power Industry players will take center stage today at Power-Gen India & Central Asia 2017 in New Delhi. The conference will run through Friday, May 19. Power-Gen is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector. The conference will bring together industry experts from across the globe to exchange »

Dow Completes Maintenance at Plaquemine Polyethylene Unit

Dow Completes Maintenance at Plaquemine Polyethylene Unit Dow Chemical has completed a 14-day maintenance turnaround on the Polyethylene A area Train 5 at its plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Industrial Info is tracking more than $1 billion in project activity at the Plaquemine plant, including a $450 million Poly D low density polyethylene unit addition that is slated for completion later »

Webinar in Review: Global Refining's Role in the Appetite for Oil Demand

In a recent webinar regarding the Global Refining Industry, IIR Energy pointed to just less than $100 billion in global refining projects that are under construction, with another $257 billion that are in the planning and engineering stages that are planned to kick off in the next two years, although not all of these projects will make it to construction. »

U.S. Power Grid Upgrades in Full Swing

Electrical transmission and distribution projects in the U.S. have been continuously growing, according to market analysts and Industrial Info's research and projects data platform. The electric grid will need an estimated $2 trillion in investments over the next 30 years to upgrade transmission lines, substations and associated infrastructure, and to ensure reliability and resilience. This presents substantial opportunities for »

US Refinery Overview: Crude Runs Take a Step Back as Refinery Turnarounds Spike

U.S crude runs took a modest step backward during the week that ended May 5. Following two weeks of sky-high crude run levels, a spike in refinery turnaround activity in PADD 2 was the main driver of a 418,000 barrel-per-day (BBL/d) drop-off in overall crude throughput. Even so, U.S. crude runs remain well above the seasonal »

EagleClaw Starts Construction on Third Natural Gas Processing Train

Natural Gas EagleClaw Midstream Starts to Build Third Natgas Processing Train in Pecos, Texas EagleClaw Midstream will start construction this month on the third cryogenic natural gas processing train at its Toyah plant in Pecos, Texas. The train will have a design capacity of 200 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) and will expand the total site processing capacity »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Asia, Middle East Power Generation Project Spending

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on power project spending in Asia and the Middle East. The webinar will be held May 10 at 9:00 a.m. ICT (9:00 p.m. CDT). Industrial Info is tracking more than $3.5 trillion of Power Industry projects in Asia and the Middle East, »

Michigan Embarks On Largest Natural Gas-Fired Generation Project in Decades

Power generation developers in Michigan are set to embark on their largest generation buildout in decades, as a result of natural gas-fired power projects. These projects are being developed to replace 25 retiring coal-fired power plants that already have closed or are scheduled to do so by 2023. The Michigan state legislature recently approved a plan to rewrite state energy »

Industrial Info to Host Market Outlook and Networking Event in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Industrial Info will present developments and trends among several major industries at its upcoming Market Outlook & Networking Event in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The free event will be held Thursday, May 11, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Radisson Valley Forge. After the presentations by our industry experts, Industrial Info will hold a networking session with complimentary drinks »

Offshore Oil & Gas Industry Has Stable Project Pipeline

With the global crude oil market in a supply glut, it may seem counterintuitive that spending money on deepwater or other offshore production infrastructure would be an economically feasible move. Looking at projects being tracked by Industrial Info, the global trend shows a healthy amount under construction, balanced with a similar amount of work in the planning stage. A large »

U.S. Shale Plays Spark Planned Grassroot Refinery Projects

The term "new grassroot U.S. refinery" is almost an oxymoron. The U.S. hasn't seen a new major petroleum refinery in roughly 40 years. Refineries are expensive to build, and the U.S. already has a well-established refining system. Some of the refineries are downright venerable, having been established over a century ago, but it's still more cost-efficient to »

Canada Reigns as Mining Power House with $244 Billion in Active Projects

When it comes to mining project development, Canada remains the No. 1 country in the world. According to Industrial Info's Mining Market Intelligence Platform, which monitors mining projects globally, there are 1,282 active mining projects in North America representing $334 billion in total investment value (TIV). These projects are in a variety of stages, ranging from the early planning »

DOE Authorizes Golden Pass to Export LNG to Non-FTA Countries

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has signed an order authorizing Golden Pass Products LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with the U.S. Golden Pass will be allowed to export the equivalent of 2.21 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas from »

San Patricio County, Texas, Gets Nod for Huge Petrochemical Project Site

It’s official: ExxonMobil Chemical Company and SABIC have picked San Patricio County, Texas, as the site for a potential petrochemical complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast. If it gets the financial green light, the complex would include a world-scale ethane steam cracker able to produce 1.8 million tons of ethylene per year, which would feed a monoethylene »

National Steel City Honored With Second Southern Company Triangle Safety Award for Outstanding Safety Construction Performance

Award presented annually to select contractors who achieve exceptionally high thresholds of safety performance Plymouth, Mich., April 19, 2017--National Steel City, one of the nation's leading structural/mechanical erectors to the power industry, today announced it has been awarded its second Triangle Safety Award for outstanding construction safety performance on Southern Company projects in 2016. Bestowed annually by Southern Company, »

Opportunities Abound for Oil & Gas Midstream Inspection, Remediation

When discussing the state of the midstream business, the miles of pipe being constructed is an easy figure to point to and gauge whether things are looking up or bleak for the industry. More miles being built usually means that the industry is looking up. However, the U.S. also has an extensive existing network of pipes that crisscross the »

Dominion Cove LNG Gets FERC Approval to Commission Power Block

Natural Gas Dominion Cove LNG Gets FERC Approval to Commission Power Block Dominion Cove Point LNG LP has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to introduce fuel gas into two auxiliary boilers and commission the 130-megawatt (MW) power block at the Maryland project. Construction of the single-train, 5.75 million-ton-per-year (1 billion-cubic-foot-per-day) plant is on schedule to »

U.S. Generators Added 15,000 Net Megawatts of New Power Generation in 2016

U.S. electric generators added about 15,000 net megawatts (MW) of utility-scale generation to the generating fleet last year, the Power Industry's best year since 2011, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (Washington, D.C.). Last year, asset owners brought over 27,000 MW of utility-scale generation online across the country, but retired about 12,000 »

IIR Energy - Asia Refinery Turnaround Snapshot

South Korea- Onsan S-Oil Corporation has begun a 29-day maintenance turnaround at its Onsan, South Korea refinery on the 89,000 b/d Condensate Splitter Unit. The company plans to finish the maintenance work on April 29, 2017. Another project underway is scheduled maintenance turnaround of the Residual Hydrotreater 1 (HYVAHL unit 1). The 52,000-b/d unit will resume »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on U.S. Labor Supply and Demand

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on labor supply and demand imbalances for various U.S. metropolitan regions, and highlighting industrial capital projects driving shortages for qualified skilled workers. The webinar will be held April 12 at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT). While the Gulf Coast region has »

Brazos Electric Power Reschedules Natural Gas Outage at Jack County Station in Texas

Natural Gas Enviva Nears Commissioning of Gas-to-Liquids Plant in Oklahoma Envia Energy is in the final commissioning phase for a gas-to-liquids plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The plant will have a production capacity of 225 barrels per day (BBL/d) with a mix of diesel, naptha and synthetic waxes, and it will utilize methane gas from a landfill as feedstock. »

Chemical Processing Webinar in Review: U.S. and China Remain Hotspots of Petrochemical Activity

In Industrial Info's recent Global Chemical Processing Spending Outlook webinar, Trey Hamblet, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Chemical Processing Industry, discussed some of the key spending trends in the industry. Industrial Info is tracking more than 7,000 active Chemical Processing projects with an anticipated start date of 2017-18, worth a combined $545 billion. China and the »

Duke Energy Has Outage At 1,080 MW Coal Plant

Natgas ONEOK Plans Turnaround at Bushton, Kansas, NGL Fractionator ONEOK Field Services is planning a 7-day turnaround at its 210,000 BBL/d Bushton NGL Fractionator in Kansas beginning the third week of April. The turnaround project is valued at $1 million. Industrial Info is tracking $731 million in active ONEOK projects. ONEOK expects to see NGL volumes to be »

United Arab Emirates Invests Heavily in Planned Power Generation, Petrochemical Projects

Power Generation and Chemical Processing projects are among the most closely watched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where Industrial Info is tracking 55 active power generation projects worth more than $44 billion, and 45 Chemical Processing projects worth nearly $8.2 billion. Listed below are examples of the projects being tracked by Industrial Info. Power Generation Industrial Info is »

Industrial Info Tracks More Than $6.8 Billion in Power Transmission and Distribution Projects in U.S. Northeast

Industrial Info is tracking 130 active Power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) projects valued at $6.85 billion that are under way or set to kick off in the U.S. Northeast market region, which includes Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Industrial Info will present details of these and other projects and trends at its upcoming Market »

Keystone XL Pipeline Receives Presidential Approval

The U.S. Department of State has signed and issued a presidential permit to construct the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, TransCanada Corporation said Friday. “This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's chief executive officer. "We greatly appreciate President Trump's Administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative, and we look forward to »

IIR Energy - FERC OKs Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG Train 3 for Commercial Service

NatGas Breakers FERC OKs Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG Train 3 for Commercial Service Cheniere Energy has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to place Train 3 into commercial service at its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction facility in Louisiana. The 4.5 million-metric-ton-per-year Train 3 has been loading commissioned cargoes since February. With Train 3, »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Chemical Processing Spending Outlook

Industrial Info Resources is pleased to present a complimentary online webinar focusing on global spending in the Chemical Processing Industry. The webinar will be held March 29 at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT). Industrial Info is tracking more than $916 billion in active Chemical Processing projects throughout the world. There are a record number of »

Expected Shortfall of Some Skilled Craft Labor Hangs Over Planned Industrial Projects in Los Angeles

Planned construction projects for the Power, Petroleum Refining, Chemical Processing and Transportation industries in southern California may be delayed, or their price could increase, due to a shortage of some skilled craft labor, according to Industrial Info's Labor Duration Geolocator. Industrial Info has identified some 283 projects with construction start dates from 2017 through 2022 with a value of about »

IIR Energy - Fire, Explosion Shuts Down Mildred Lake Upgrader

REFINING Fire, Explosion Shuts Down Syncrude Plant North of Fort McMurray, Alberta According to CBC News, an explosion and fire shut down Syncrude's Mildred Lake oil sands upgrader, which is north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Tuesday afternoon. One person was hospitalized in "serious but stable condition." Later in the day, Syncrude issued a statement that the fire had been »

Nevada Getting Sunnier With Solar Power Projects

-Nevada looks to incrementally advance its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from the current 22 percent to 80 percent by 2040 in a large part with utility scale and rooftop solar power. House bill AB 206, if passed and signed into law, would encourage and accelerate the development of renewable energy projects to benefit the economic, health and environmental wellbeing of »

India Hosts More than $83 Million in Planned Thermal Power Projects

Despite a projected 4% increase in coal-fired power generation in 2017-18, India's thermal power generation is expected to plummet in the coming years. According to The Economic Times, India's Central Electricity Authority (CEA) estimates, coal-based thermal power plants should expect a sharp decline in capacity utilization. By 2022, many thermal power plants may have to be kept idle for lack »

Industrial Market Outlook: More Than $11.5 Billion in Power Projects Planned in U.S. Northeast for 2017

-Industrial Info is tracking $11.52 billion in Power Industry projects that are set to kick off this year in the U.S. Northeast, which includes the states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Many of the capital projects in the region are set to take advantage of the abundant natural gas coming from the Marcellus Shale in »

IIR Energy Weekly NatGas Beacon: Room for Growth Seen for NGL Fractionation

Over the past few years, midstream companies could not add fractionation capacity fast enough. Every plant in Mont Belvieu was being expanded, the northeast ramped up its fractionation capacity and plants in Western Canada sought to expand as well. During the five-year span between 2012 and 2016, more than 2 million barrels of capacity were added in the U.S. »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global Petroleum Refining Industry

Industrial Info is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on the global Petroleum Refining Industry. The webinar will be held March 15, at 9 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT). Industrial Info is tracking $569.2 billion in active refining projects. As the competitive landscape for refiners grows, companies are being more conservative this year »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Global LNG Industry

Industrial Info is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on the five-year spending outlook for the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. The webinar will be held Thursday, March 9, at 9 a.m. CST (10:00 EST). Join Industrial Info's industry experts as they discuss what's impacting spending now in the LNG sector, and what to »

Saudi Arabia Plans to Develop Petrochemical Resources

To say Saudi Arabia is investing in downstream petrochemical projects is an understatement. Led by the massive grassroot Yanbu oil-to-chemicals plant complex, nearly 200 active petrochemical projects, with a combined total investment value of more than $43 billion, are being tracked by Industrial Info. Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation’s (SABIC) and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) are performing »

Southeast Asia Sees More than $1 Trillion in Active Energy Projects

Southeast Asia, which is rich in petroleum and natural gas resources, has struggled in the past few years to meet its growing demand for energy amid low commodity prices. Exploration and production companies in the region have been cutting back in capital spending and employment, particularly for offshore projects. In addition, Singapore plans to implement Southeast Asia’s first carbon »

More Than $5 Billion in Planned Oil & Gas Projects in U.S. Northeast, New England in 2017

-Industrial Info is tracking $5.19 billion in planned 2017 project starts in the U.S. Northeast and New England for the Terminals, Pipelines and Oil & Gas Production industries. Leading the Oil & Gas pack for the region is the Pipelines segment, with more than 90 projects valued $3.75 billion that are planned to kick off this year. »

China Expects to Add 28 GW of Solar Power in 2017

In 2016, China's installed capacity of solar photovoltaic power increased by 34.54 gigawatts (GW), which was much more than the original expectation of between 20 and 25 GW. At the end of the year, China's accumulative installed capacity of photovoltaic power was 77.42 GW. The accumulative installed capacity of centralized photovoltaic power stations reached 67.1 GW, and »

Qatar Revs Up Energy Industry with Planned Natural Gas, Renewable Projects

Ever since Qatar was announced as the host of the 2022 World Cup, the Middle Eastern nation has seen its investment in infrastructure-related projects boom. According to The Guardian, Qatar’s finance minister recently said that almost $500 million is being spent every week on major projects for the biggest tournament in football (or soccer, if you're American). The growth »

Calpine Shuts Down Texas Cogeneration Facility

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) (Houston, Texas) recently shut the doors to the company's Clear Lake Cogeneration facility in Pasadena, Texas. Sources said the station officially ceased operations on February 1. Its three Siemens SGT6-3000E combustion turbines and two Siemens extraction condensing steam turbines all closed on that date. The plant is currently being decommissioned. Calpine said in summer 2016 that »

Natural Gas Continues to Lead in U.S. Power Project Kickoffs

Industrial Info is tracking more than 880 U.S. Power Generation Industry projects with a total investment value of $39.5 billion that are planned to kick off in the first half of 2017. Many power projects continue to seek advantage from abundant supplies of U.S. shale gas, making natural gas-fired projects the top fuel choice for new construction »

U.S. Refineries Hit Week of Peak Refinery Maintenance, Capacity Recovery in Route

U.S. refinery crude runs dropped another 187,000 barrels per day as the industry hit the week of “peak” maintenance for the spring turnaround season. IIR research has tracked 1.6 million barrels per day of crude oil distillation unit (CDU) capacity that was offline for the week of February 17. There are also considerable fluid catalytic cracking unit »

Oil & Gas Industry Likely to See More Spending in the Americas

In the first of three webinars on the Oil & Gas Industry to be held this year, experts from Industrial Info examined spending trends in the Americas. With more than 120,000 active projects in progress that boast a total investment value of nearly $14 trillion, the three major segments--upstream, midstream and downstream--are seeing an improvement in their fortunes. Gordon »

EIA: U.S. Natural Gas-Fired Generation Taking Off in Coming Years

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported that the U.S. natural gas-fired power generation sector is projected to grow by more than 36 gigawatts (GW) over the next two years. According to the report, if all of the projects advance to completion, natural gas capacity additions would be at their highest level since 2005. Through November 2016, »

Refinery Turnarounds Abound in South America

No less than $644.5 million in refinery maintenance projects will kick off this year in South America, ranging in value from $1 million to $10 million, according to IIR Energy's refinery turnaround platform. Listed below are some of the refinery maintenance events in South America. In Brazil, IIR Energy is tracking 60 maintenance kickoffs worth $187 million. In November, »

India Refineries Host Multitude of Planned Maintenance Turnarounds

IIR Energy is tracking nearly $663 million in active planned refinery maintenance turnarounds in India that range in value from $700,000 to $8 million. Listed below are some of the recent refinery maintenance events in India. Indian Oil Corporation Limited restarted the 10,000-barrel-per-day Delayed Coker 1 at its 47,000-barrel-per-day Bongaigaon Refinery on February 10. The unit was »

Industrial Info to Share LNG Market Expertise at Houston Summit

Industrial Info will offer its view of the global and U.S. footprint of current and future liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets and future assets during a panel discussion at the LNG U.S. Summit on February 24 in Houston, Texas. Shane Mullins, Industrial Info's vice president of product development for energy markets, will participate in a panel discussion on »

Raft of Refinery Projects Resonate in Middle East

There’s no shortage of refinery-related projects in the Middle East, including the $5 billion modernization of the 267,000-barrel-per-day Sitrah Refinery in Bahrain. Bahrain Petroleum Company has capital approval to construct a 66,000-barrel-per-day residue hydrocracker unit and a 56,000-barrel-per-day VGO hydrocracking unit to meet EURO V auto emissions specifications, as part of the modernization project. An engineering, »

IIR Energy Unveils Natural Gas Fundamentals Report

Followers of the Natural Gas Industry now have a new source of information at their fingertips for Natural Gas Traders – IIR Energy’s NatGas Weekly Beacon. The subscription-based publication includes the latest project information on pipelines, natural gas processing, liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, power generation, and terminals and more, along with detailed updates on projects nearing completion. Jesus Davis, »

Join Industrial Info's Labor Market Expert at Annual Supplier Expo in Houston

SUGAR LAND--February 6, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Attendees at next week's Annual Supplier Expo in Houston, Texas, can meet with Tony Salemme, Industrial Info's Vice President - Craft Labor Group, who will share his expertise on labor markets. Hosted by ISM-Houston, the expo will be held February 15 at the Marriott West Loop by the Galleria. »

Industrial Market Outlook: U.S. Natural Gas Processing Plants Back on the Upswing

SUGAR LAND--January 30, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--For the past couple of years, natural gas processors have been largely in survival mode, with budgets restrained to only necessary inspection and maintenance work, according to Shane Mullins, Industrial Info vice president of product development for energy markets. But with the natural gas liquids (NGL) barrel price at »

Industrial Outlook in Perspective: Could Manufacturing Investment Improve Under Trump?

With the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Industrial Manufacturing in the U.S. seems to be set to change sooner rather than later. On Monday morning, Trump met with leaders in U.S. manufacturing, including Tesla Motors Incorporated (Palo Alto, California) (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, Under Armour Incorporated (NYSE:UAA) (Baltimore, Maryland) CEO Kevin Plank, and Ford Motor Company »

Trump Signs Directives Backing Keystone, Dakota Access Pipeline Projects

President Donald Trump signed executive orders Tuesday that would make it easier to build two of the country's most controversial proposed pipeline projects: the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. The directives were widely described in the press as “executive orders,” but according to USA Today, that’s not quite accurate: They were styled as “presidential memorandum.” While »

North America's Metals & Minerals Industry Kicks Off $12.38 Billion of Projects in 2016

The North American Metals & Minerals Industry ended 2016 with $12.38 billion worth of industrial projects having started construction. That represents more than a 40% decline in value compared with 2015, when $20.71 billion worth of projects started construction, according to Industrial Info's North American Project Spending Index. The three largest Metals & Minerals Industry sectors for projects »

Plenitude of Power Generation Projects Under Construction in India

When the coal-fired Mahandi Thermal Power Station in Chhattisgarh, India, is completed, it will provide 1,800 megawatts (MW) to the region. Located in Village Nariyara village, construction began in 2010. Completion is set for December 2017. KSK Energy Ventures Limited, with Shandong Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO), is continuing with mechanical completion. The $1.6 billion project includes the construction »

Gain Insight into the U.S. Industrial Market at Industrial Info Resources' Market Outlook Event in Houston

As the global economy adjusts to steadier oil and gas prices, how will the U.S. economy perform in the upcoming year? What will be the impact on industrial plant spending? Industrial Info's upcoming Industrial Market Outlook and Networking Event in Houston, Texas, on January 17, 2017, will seek to answer these and many other questions. In addition to our »

Oil & Gas Projects Abound in Brazil

Oil & Gas Production is big business in Brazil. Production reached 3.307 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in November, according to Brazil’s government. As such, it should come as no surprise that Brazil is home to several oil and gas terminal projects worth $5.68 billion, according to Industrial Info’s information platform. Among the projects »

Fire Forces Unplanned Maintenance Shutdown of Abu Dhabi’s Ruwais 2 Refinery

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was forced to shut its 417,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Ruwais 2 Refinery (Ruwais West) on Wednesday after a fire occurred in its 1,490-ton-per-day Ethylene Recovery Unit. The fire was contained and no casualties were reported, according to news accounts. Major refinery units that were impacted include a 417,000-BBL/d crude oil distillation »

India Optimistic on Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals

India's government is showing renewed confidence in renewable energy. According to The Guardian, a draft 10-year energy blueprint published last month forecast that the country will exceed the renewable energy targets set in Paris as part of last year's climate accord by nearly 50%--and three years ahead of schedule. Industrial Info is tracking more than $176 billion in active »

Industrial Info to Discuss $132 Billion in 2017 Texas, Louisiana Project Starts at Upcoming Outlook in Houston

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--More than $132 billion in industrial capital and maintenance projects are on the books to kick off in Texas and Louisiana in 2017, according to Industrial Info Resources' North American Project Platform. This project activity and how it reflects current market trends will be discussed at Industrial Info's upcoming Market Outlook & »

Industrial Info to Present Webinar on Middle East Energy Projects

Industrial Info is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on the Middle East energy sector. The webinar will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Gulf Standard Time (January 10, 11:00 p.m. Central Standard Time). Join Industrial Info's industry experts as they discuss what's currently driving industrial project spending in the »

U.S. Chemical Project Kickoffs Abound in First-Quarter 2017

A polyethylene unit addition and a plastics recycling and tires-to-oil plant, both in Texas, are among the 105 Chemical Processing Industry projects being tracked by Industrial Info that are slated to start construction in the first quarter of 2017. Industrial Info is tracking capital projects with a combined value of $5.45 billion that have kick-off dates during the first »

AltaGas Natural Gas Processing Expansion in British Columbia Gets Regulatory Green Light

Canada’s AltaGas Limited has received regulatory approval to double the capacity of its Townsend natural gas processing plant in British Columbia to 396 million cubic feet per day (MMCF/d). Calgary-based AltaGas says the initial expansion will be a 100 MMCF/d shallow-cut natural gas processing facility to be built on the existing site, which is located 62 miles »

Middle East Refinery Maintenance Shutdown Update: Kar Group Restarts Erbil Refinery in Iraq

Kar Group has restarted several units at its 100,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Erbil refinery following an unplanned refinery shutdown, which began January 15 due to financial turmoil amid political strife. The restarted units include the 10,000-BBL/d Crude Distillation Unit 1; 10,000-BBL/d Crude Distillation Unit 2; 20,000-BBL/d Crude Distillation Unit 3; 30,000-BBL/d Crude »

Engineers India Limited Looks to More than $41 Billion in Refining & Petrochemical Projects in India & Middle East

Engineers India Limited (EIL) is one of India's largest engineering and related technical services providers in india. They currently have a portfolio that stretches across the Power Generation, Petroleum Refining, Chemical Processing, and Oil & Gas Production industries. Industrial Info is tracking more than 300 active projects worth a combined $41.5 billion that involve EIL. Some of the highest-valued »

Natural Gas Projects to Remain Flat in 2017

While several billions of dollars of projects are proposed in the U.S. for the Oil & Natural Gas Production sector in the U.S. in 2017, only a fraction of these projects will go through, as economics and other factors weigh in, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. Investment in natural gas production and processing declined in »

Enterprise Resumes Service at Pascagoula Natural Gas Processing Plant

Enterprise Products Partners LP says it has completed repairs to allow operations to resume at its 500 million-standard-cubic-foot-per-day Train B natural gas-processing plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi, which has been down since a fire struck the facility on June 27, 2016. For related information, see July 21, 2016, article - Pascagoula Processing Plant Explosion Has Little Effect on Offshore Production. For »

Asia Hosts 1.5 Terawatts of Planned New Power Generation Projects

Industrial Info is tracking more than 1.5 terawatts of capital power projects in construction or in development in Asia, with coal-fed projects leading the way. Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of global research for the Electric Power Industry, recently hosted a webinar regarding the Asia power market. Industrial Info is tracking more than 566 gigawatts (GW) of power »

U.S. Refiners Stick with Smaller Projects in 2017

Since the Great Recession of 2008, U.S. refining companies tend to opt for less capital-intensive projects over the mega-billion-dollar projects previously seen, and this will probably carry into 2017, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that U.S. gasoline consumption will average 9.31 million barrels per day (BBL/d) »

Entergy Kicks Off 980-MW St. Charles Power Station Project in Louisiana

Construction of the 980-megawatt (MW) St. Charles combined-cycle power station in Louisiana is under way. The project, which is owned by Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) (New Orleans, Louisiana), awarded CB&I Incorporated (NYSE:CBI) (The Hague, Netherlands) the general contract for the project, which is located adjacent to the site of Entergy's existing Little Gypsy power station. CB& »

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As most of us know, Power-Gen International will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, next week, December 13-15. Power-Gen is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector. Make sure to drop by and visit Industrial Info at Booth 1908 or schedule a meeting with us at »

India Sees Big Developments in Planned Fertilizer Projects

Fertilizer projects are a big business in India. At an industry conference last month, Shri Ananth Kuma, the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, thanked India’s fertilizer producers for achieving record production of urea in 2015-16, and urged the industry to work in tandem with the government to ensure food security. IIR is tracking nearly 400 fertilizer »

IIR Energy: U.S Crude Runs Improve, Erasing Previous Losses

U.S. crude runs improved 134,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) during the week of December 2, erasing the 114,000-BBL/d loss from the week before, and pushed overall throughput to its highest mark since mid-September. US refinery turnaround activity is low, at only 425,000 BBL/d on the week, but should move lower and allow for »

Renewables and Natural Gas Projects Continue to Dominate U.S. and Canada Power Sector

The U.S. and Canada power sectors continue evolving as cheap natural gas and renewables incentives continue edging their way into the markets, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. The abundance and low cost of natural gas is driving the construction of natural gas-fired power plants throughout the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., increasing environmental »

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe, which is located on the Missouri River in North Dakota, the federal agency said Sunday. Instead, the Corps will explore alternative routes for the controversial pipeline project, which has drawn thousands of demonstrators to North »

Jacobs Engineering Extends Contract with Saudi Aramco

Jacobs Engineering Group has received a five-year extension to its general engineering services contract with Saudi Aramco for an undisclosed amount. Jacobs ZATE, in which Jacobs has a majority ownership, leads the engineering, procurement and construction management services for which Jacobs originally signed a contract in 2011. Industrial Info is tracking $1.66 billion in active Aramco projects involving Jacobs. »

IIR Webinar: North American Power Capacity Closures Motivate New Power Generation

Since 2010, the U.S. and Canada have seen the closure of fossil-fuel-fed and nuclear power facilities to the tune of about 85 gigawatts (GW), which provides the main motivation for new-build power generation projects now under construction or in the planning phases, according to Britt Burt, Industrial Info’s vice president of Global Research-Power Industry. Burt speaks about the »

U.S. Crude Runs Drop in West Coast, Midwest and East Coast

Following three weeks of steady improvement, U.S. crude runs recessed during the week that ended November 25. PADDs 1, 4 and 5 were responsible for the decline, as crude runs were higher in PADDs 2 and 3. The PADD 3 numbers are a bit surprising, as we expected the unplanned refinery outage at Marathon’s Galveston Bay facility in »

Canada Rejects Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, Okays Trans Mountain

Canada’s government will reject Enbridge Incorporated’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline project, but approve Kinder Morgan’s Incorporated’s Trans Mountain project and Enbridge’s Prime Line 3 replacement project, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project comprises a proposed $6 billion+, 525,000-barrel-per-day petroleum export pipeline that would connect Edmonton, Alberta, to Kitimat on »

IIR Energy Outage Breakers

Power Breakers Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Station Offline due to Drywall Leakage Tennessee Valley Authority incurred an unplanned outage in SERC at the 1,104-megawatt (MW) Unit 2 at its 3,310-MW Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Station. The company cited drywall leakage. It expects to return the unit online Thursday, December 1. NatGas Breakers Tallgrass Energy Partners Closer to Starting »

U.S. Chemical Industry Remains Optimistic for 2017

Moving into 2017, the U.S. Chemical Processing Industry continues to be optimistic about future investments, according to Industrial Info's 2017 Global Industrial Outlook. Much of its activity involves the continued low cost of natural gas liquids (NGLs), a primary feedstock for building-block chemicals such as ethylene. Global demand for projects such as ethylene, ammonia and methanol remains strong, providing »

Industrial Info Tracks Growing Petrochemicals Industry in India, Middle East

Industrial Info is tracking the growing petrochemicals industry in India and the Middle East, to the tune of nearly 850 projects valued at more than $166 billion. In India, one of the larger such projects is Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) 2.65 billion-pound-per-year vinyl chloride monomer Unit II addition at its Dahej Chemical Complex. RIL is currently performing project »

U.S. Northeast, New England Encourage Solar Project Growth

States in the Northeast and New England market regions are experiencing rapid growth in utility- and residential-scale solar generation projects, with the help of state programs like the NY-Sun solar incentive in New York, which aims to add more than 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity to the state by 2023, and the New York State Energy Plan, which »

Reliance Industries Refinery Experiences Major Fire

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) faced a major fire incident on 210,000 b/d FCCU Unit (Design Capacity 170,000 b/d) at its 660,000 b/d Domestic Tariff Area Refinery, India on November 24, 2016. There was no impact on production as the FCCU block was already under planned Maintenance shutdown since November 14, 2016. Major units include »

Industrial Info to Host Webinar on Global Power Generation Industry

Industrial Info is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on trends in the global Power Industry. The webinar will be Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. CST (10:00 a.m. EST). Join Industrial Info's industry experts as they discuss what's driving the Power Industry and what to expect in the future around the »

Oregon Expands Renewable Projects Portfolio

Oregon recently expanded its renewable portfolio standards (RPS) to 20% by 2020, 27% by 2025 and 50% by 2040 in an effort to make the state rely more on renewable generation such as wind, solar and hydroelectric and to obtain less electrical generation from coal-fired power plants. Eligible renewable technologies for the state RPS are wind, solar, hydroelectric, ocean thermal, »

India to See more than $9 Billion in Planned Refinery Project Construction Kickoffs in 2017

Industrial Info is tracking 188 Petroleum Refining Industry projects worth $9.23 billion in India that are slated to kick off construction in 2017. One of the high-dollar projects set for kickoff next year is Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) $400 million crude distillation Unit 3 addition at the Jamnagar Refinery Special Economic Zone in Gujarat. Part of the J-4 »

IIR Energy : Petrochemical Outage Alerts

Noretyl's 1,492MM Lbs/yr Ethylene Unit located at the Stathelle, Rafnes plant continues to be offline due to a fire that broke out on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Maintenance works previously planned to be performed during a planned event in April, 2017 has been moved forward and completed during unplanned turnaround. Start up process has begun and expectations are »

BP Continues Refinery Turnaround At Whiting Refinery

BP Products continues with planned maintenance at its 420,000 b/d Whiting, Indiana refinery. The 110,000 b/d FCCU 500 and 29,000 b/d SF Alkylation work that began in mid-September is now scheduled to be completed and the units restarted on November 21, 2016 instead of November 14, 2016 as previously reported. The 90,000 Crude »

U.S. Crude Throughput Grows 300,000 BBL/d for Second Week in a Row

U.S. crude oil throughput increased by more than 300,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) for the second week in a row during the week that ended November 11, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). The big increase came in PADD 3, where the Gulf Coast is recovering from fall refinery maintenance. PADD 3 crude runs are now »

IIR Energy Market Breakers

POWER Ontario Power Generation Incorporated incurred an unplanned outage on the 881-megawatt (MW) Unit 3 at its Darlington Nuclear Power Station in Bowmanville, Ontario. The company cited cracks and leaks in a suction line. The outage is expected to end Friday, November 18. Entergy Arkansas Incorporated is extending a planned maintenance outage on the 842-megawatt (MW) Unit 1 at the »

Report: Government Decision Imminent on Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could make a decision as early as Monday whether to allow completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline near tribal lands in North Dakota, according to Reuters. The news agency cited a statement by a U.S. government spokesman on Friday saying a decision on the controversial project will come in the next few »

Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Region Prepares for Refining Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking nearly $6 billion of Petroleum Refining projects that are currently under way or planned to kick off in the future. The projects are varied in scope, ranging from capital projects worth several hundred million dollars to smaller maintenance projects. In its upcoming »

NextEra Energy Plans $21.7 Billion Capital Budget

NextEra Energy plans to invest about $21.7 billion in its regulated electric utility business and its unregulated power business between 2016 and 2020. The utility unit, Florida Power & Light, plans to invest more than $16 billion in its generation, transmission and distribution businesses, while the unregulated power unit, NextEra Energy Resources, plans to invest about $5.5 billion »

BASF Restarts Steam Crackers at Ludwigshafen Following Explosion

Two steam crackers at the world's largest chemical complex in Ludwigshafen, Germany, have been restarted following a fatal explosion and blaze at the plant that claimed the lives of four employees last month. Owner, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany), confirmed that both crackers are back online, almost three weeks after an explosion occurred during work on a supply pipeline that delivered »

IIR Energy Breakers

Refining A 5.0-magnititude earthquake that stuck Cushing, Oklahoma, on Sunday night has sparked no immediate reports of pipeline problems at the massive U.S. oil storage hub. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission and Oklahoma Geological Survey were evaluating the effect of the earthquake, which damaged several buildings in Cushing. Central Oklahoma has been subject to thousands of earthquakes in recent »

Crude Oil Hits Record Inventory Build at 14.4 Million Barrels

Before we look at the weekly changes to refinery crude runs, we first must highlight the record weekly build in crude oil inventory--14.4 million barrels! This is the highest crude import number in more than four years; along with a slight slowdown in crude runs, it was responsible for the massive increase in inventory. Regarding the weekly change in »

Cheniere Reports Boom in Revenues as LNG Production, Exports Ramp Up at Sabine Pass

Cheniere Energy is reaping rewards following the start-up of production and exports at its Sabine Pass LNG Terminal earlier this year. Revenues have skyrocketed as the first U.S.-based exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) entered its ninth month of production at the facility, completed production on a major component and commissioned activities on a third. The company saw »

California Toughens GHG Reductions

California recently passed laws toughening the state's already stout commitment to lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One measure recently passed by the state legislature, SB 32, would force the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. A previous law mandated reducing GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. A second law, AB 197, »

Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Kills One, Shuts Down System

An explosion Monday afternoon on the Colonial pipeline in Shelby County, Alabama, killed one worker, seriously injured at least five others and shut down a major gasoline and diesel artery that moves fuel from Texas to the East Coast, according to The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The Colonial Pipeline, which runs 5,500 miles from the U.S. »

IIR Energy’s PetroCast Live Provides Up-to-the-Moment Info for the Refining Industry

Customers following the refining markets can make great use of IIR Energy’s PetroCast Live, which provides capacity and turnaround details for 80% of the world’s refineries. PetroCast Live provides the full supply picture with the most accurate detail, in an easy-to-use environment. All major global downstream refinery units are tracked, employing the latest information on turnarounds with that »

“It’s Another Atlantic Sunrise…” As NOT Sung to Tune of “Tequila Sunrise”

Williams Partners continues to sing the regulatory blues. It is pushing back full in-service operations of its Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline to mid-2018 as a result of a delay in the completion of a federal review. However, Williams adds it plans to begin a portion of the nearly $3 billion expansion project during the second half of 2017. Williams »

Natural Gas Leads Texas, Louisiana Gulf Coast Power Projects

In the eight market regions that comprise the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region, Industrial Info is tracking $18.8 billion of active Power Industry projects. The projects vary in scope, ranging from a proposed $1.3 billion offshore windfarm down to basic maintenance projects at existing plants. In its upcoming Market Outlook in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which will be »

IIR Energy Breakers

NatGas Cheniere Energy is restarting Train 1 at its two-train, 9-million-metric-ton-per-year LNG liquefaction plant in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Train 2 is expected to come up next week following the Train 1’s restart this week. Both trains have been down since mid-September for planned maintenance and flare modifications. Volumes of gas to the plant are beginning to increase. Refining Marathon »

Canada-based Pipeline Company Enbridge Cuts 530 Jobs

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Incorporated is cutting 5% of its work force, according to news media reports. The cuts include 370 positions in Canada and 160 positions in the U.S. The cuts are the result of an organizational review in early 2016 amid low oil and gas prices, Enbridge told news outlets. A spokesman for the Calgary-based midstream company »

It’s Official: TVA’s Watts Bar Unit 2 Open for Business

Following a series of power ascension tests, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) 1.22-gigawatt Watts Bar Unit 2 has entered commercial operation, making it the nation’s first new nuclear generation to achieve such status in 20 years. The $4.7 billion project was completed on budget, according to TVA. Located near Spring City, Tennessee, the unit had already »

LyondellBasell Shuts Down Unit at Houston Refinery After Fire

Houston Refining LP, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), was forced to shut down its 57,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Delayed Coker 737 Unit at its at its 265,000-BBL/d refinery in Houston, Texas, due to a fire on Saturday, October 15. Officials estimate repairs will take about three weeks to complete. The cause of the fire »

Marathon Unit Sues BP Over Conditions at Texas City Refinery

A unit of Marathon Petroleum Corporation is suing two subsidiaries of BP plc over issues related to a refinery in Texas City, Texas, according to various news outlets. Marathon bought the refinery from BP in 2013 for roughly $2.4 billion. Marathon alleges that conditions at the 459,000 barrel-per-day (BBL/d) refinery and three adjoining product terminals are far »

Environmental Activists Arrested Following Canada-U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Disruptions

Several environmental activists have been arrested following a series of disruptions to pipelines carrying oil from Canada to the U.S., according to news accounts. According to Bloomberg, at least nine arrests were made after valves for five pipelines were closed in Washington, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota. A group called “Climate Direct Action” claimed responsibility for the disruptions, saying »

Energy Transfer Partners Hopeful on Dakota Access Pipeline Project after Latest Court Win

Energy Transfer Partners says it “looks forward to a prompt resumption of construction” of a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation in North Dakota, following a new court decision. A federal appeals court ruling on Sunday dissolved an administrative injunction that had temporarily suspended construction on the crude-oil pipeline near the proposed crossing »

Indie Driller Claims Blockbuster Discovery Offshore Alaska

A little-known exploration and production company said Tuesday it has made a "world-class" oil discovery that it estimates could be one of the largest finds ever in Alaska. Caelus Energy LLC, a privately held, independent company that operates the Oooguruk field on Alaska's North Slope, said in a press release that its site in Smith Bay could "provide 200,000 »

Crestwood Picks Up Shell’s Permian-Delaware Basin Assets

Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) (Houston, Texas) has entered into a long-term agreement with SWEPI LP, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (The Hague, Netherlands), to construct, own and operate a natural gas-gathering system in Shell’s operated position in the Permian - Delaware Basin. The company estimates the full build-out of the gas gathering »

Report: Petronas Might Sell Stake in Pacific NorthWest LNG

Petroliam Nasional Bhd, better known as Petronas, is considering selling its majority stake in the $27 billion Pacific NorthWest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Petronas, however, "categorically denied" the Reuters story. "Petronas reiterates that, together with the project partners, it will study the conditions that come with the approval and conduct a »

U.S. Refinery Turnaround Season Goes into Full Swing

The beginning of the fall refinery turnaround season is officially upon us. Overall U.S. crude runs fell 253,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) due to an increase in refinery turnarounds of over 400,000 BBL/d. U.S. crude distillation unit (CDU) turnarounds will increase for another two weeks before hitting a peak, so further reductions in crude »

At Least They Didn’t Raise Oil Production…

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to what some news media sources are calling a relatively slight drop in oil production, the first since 2008. OPEC said it opted for a production target of between 32.5 million barrels per day (BBL/d) and 33 million BBL/d, down from the current estimated output of 33. »

IIR Energy Breakers

NatGas Chevron USA Production will shut down the 200 million-standard-cubic-foot-per-day, single-train Headlee Devonian Natural Gas Processing Plant in Ector County, Texas, in November as Chevron converts it to a natural gas booster station. Canada's federal government has approved the Pacific NorthWest LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) project in British Columbia, with 190 legally binding conditions, according to CBC News. Environment Minister »

IIR Energy to Speak at Thomson Reuters NYC Oil Forum

Chris Paschall, IIR Energy’s Group Vice President of Research - Oil and Gas Markets, will be speaking on U.S. refinery capacity and turnaround activity at Thomson Reuters’ NYC Oil Forum, to be held October 6, at 3 Times Square in New York City. The NYC Oil Forum is the last in the Oil Forum Series, a collection of »

Canada OKs Pacific NorthWest LNG Project, with Long List of Conditions

Canada's federal government has approved the Pacific NorthWest LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) project in British Columbia, with 190 legally binding conditions, according to CBC News. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the project is worth an estimated $11 billion and would be one of Canada's largest resource development projects. McKenna said the approval decision was taken following "extensive studies" on the »

IIR Energy and Yes Energy's Power Generation Outage Webinar

A new webinar by IIR Energy and Yes Energy highlights how market traders can benefit from the powerful relationship between IIR Energy’s power generation outage data and Yes Energy’s market data analytic tools. The partnership between IIR Energy and Yes Energy allows users of both to access IIR Energy’s data through Yes Energy’s suite of products, »

U.S. Fourth-Quarter Grassroot Industrial Project Completions Total $37.9 Billion

Completions of U.S. grassroot projects worth $37.9 billion are expected to occur in fourth-quarter 2016. The projects include a mega data center in Texas, a windfarm in Nebraska and a steel "minimill" in Arkansas. The Southwest Region (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas) will host fourth-quarter completions for 90 projects valued at $11.1 billion. One of the larger »

Controversial California Wind Project Ready to Begin Construction

After more than a decade of regulatory hearings, permit fights and litigation, construction will begin on a 131-MW windfarm east of San Diego. The Tule Wind Project, which will consist of 57 turbines, will take about a year to build, its developer estimated. Power will be sold to Southern California Edison under a 15-year contract. A local group opposing the »

Duke Energy Carolinas: Slow Growth, More Solar Projects and Maybe Nuclear

In its annual 15-year integrated resource plan for the Carolinas, Duke Energy said it foresees slow electric load growth, a near-tripling of solar generation (to about 2,100 MW), and increased hydroelectric generation through a $200 million upgrade at its Bad Creek pumped storage hydro station. The utility predicted a 33% increase in nuclear energy by 2031, suggesting it is »

Ohio Utility Continues with $237 Million in Power Transmission & Distribution Projects

The Illuminating Company, a Cleveland-based utility that is part of FirstEnergy, has about $100 million of transmission & distribution (T&D) projects still on its 2016 project list. The utility already has spent more than $131 million this year to build a new substation and transmission line along with rebuilding and upgrading circuits, and inspecting and replacing utility poles »

DOE Says Nation Can Boost Hydroelectric Generation by 50% by 2050

Hydroelectric generation is the largest type of renewable generation, totaling about 101,000 megawatts (MW) in the U.S. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydropower Vision report sees that capacity rising to 150,000 MW by 2050. Concerns about climate change and environmental protection have led the DOE to take a harder look at the potential to increase hydro generation. »

Cheniere Energy Completes Train 2 of Sabine Pass LNG project

Cheniere Energy Partners says it has achieved substantial completion of Train 2 of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction project in Louisiana. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Bechtel is turning over care, custody and control of the 4.5 million-tonne-per-year production train to Cheniere. Cheniere says it will start commercial delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Gas Natural Fenosa in »

Dominion, Questar Ready to Merge after Wyoming Says OK

All hurdles have been cleared for the planned merger between Dominion Resources Incorporated (NYSE:D) (Richmond, Virginia) and Questar Corporation (NYSE:STR) (Salt Lake City, Utah), following approval from the Wyoming Public Service Commission, subject to terms and conditions of an agreed settlement stipulation. The two companies plan to wrap up their combination by close of business on Friday, September »

Wanna Buy a Nuclear Power Plant? Alabama's Bellefonte is for Sale

The Bellefonte nuclear power plant has been sitting on roughly 1,600 acres in northeastern Alabama for about 40 years, but has never generated a flicker of electricity. Now, after more than $5 billion in investments and a long stretch of total inactivity, the site is up for sale at the bargain-basement price of $36.4 million, according to The »

IIR Energy's Planned/Unplanned Oil Refinery Maintenance Data a Key Component for Thomson Reuters Eikon Platform

Since 2013, IIR Energy has provided global planned and unplanned maintenance data on oil refineries for the Thomson Reuters Eikon platform, which offers a combination of information, analytics and exclusive news on financial markets to financial professionals seeking to profit from trading and investment opportunities around the globe. IIR Energy’s PetroCast Live provides clients with global capacity and turnaround »

U.S. Refiners See Big Jump in Weekly Crude Throughput

Crude throughput at U.S. refineries increased 315,000 barrels per day (BBL/d) during the week ended September 2. Crude runs were up in all five Padd regions with PADD 3 seeing the biggest weekly change with an increase of 165,000 BBL/d. Overall, U.S. crude runs are 145,000 BBL/d short of the all-time high »

U.S. Government Halts Part of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Project Despite Court Ruling

The U.S. Government is halting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, even though a federal judge on Friday denied a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to grant a temporary injunction to block construction. The U.S. Department of Justice, Department of the Army and Department of the Interior issued a joint statement saying construction »

Wheeling But Not Dealing: Enterprise Products Partners Withdraws Bid for Williams

Enterprise Products Partners LP has withdrawn its bid for rival pipeline giant The Williams Companies Incorporated, saying there is “no actionable path going forward” as a result of rumors swirling around the takeover/merger talks and a “lack of engagement by Williams.” But Williams said Friday it was surprised by the announcement, adding it was “engaged in the process of »

Enbridge to Acquire Spectra in Bid to Diversify and Survive Low-Price Environment

Enbridge Incorporated will buy Spectra Energy Corporation in an all-stock deal valued at about $28 billion, possibly creating the largest energy-infrastructure company in North America. The companies said in a joint statement that the deal will give Enbridge and Spectra shareholders about 57% and 43% of the new company, respectively. Industrial Info is tracking more than $34 billion in active »

Statistics Canada: Wildfires Took Toll on Oil & Gas Production Capacity Utilization

The wildfires that raged through parts of Alberta last spring put a dent in Canada’s industrial capacity utilization for the second quarter, according to newly released numbers from Statistics Canada. Canadian industries operated at 80% of its production capacity in second-quarter 2016, down from 81.4% in the previous quarter, and 80.2% in second-quarter 2015, according to the »

Williams Partners: Sale of Geismar Olefins Plant Part of Sharper Focus on Natural Gas Business

Williams Partners L.P.'s (NYSE:WPZ) (Tulsa Oklahoma) desire to sell its Geismar olefins plant and complex is in line with the company's sharpened focus on its natural gas businesses, according to Chief Executive Officer Alan Armstrong. Williams, which holds an 88.5% undivided ownership interest in the Geismar facility, announced Tuesday it was exploring a sale of the »

Methanol Projects Slide Even As Project Development Remains Optimistic

Methanol has been a star of the Chemical Processing Industry over the last several years, due to the tremendous levels of spending being designated for its production. The U.S. has an upper hand in methanol production because of the domestic availability of cheap natural gas feedstock. In the U.S., methanol is primarily used as a stepping stone toward »

Watts Bar Nuclear Unit Shuts Down Due to Fire

Watts Bar Nuclear Power Station, located in Spring City, Tennessee (SERC), had an unplanned outage on the Unit 02 reactor due to a transformer fire late Monday night. The power station is owned by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) (Knoxville, Tennessee). The new Unit 02 was in the process of power ascensions testing when the fire occurred and triggered TVA officials »

Industrial Info Provides Broad Range of Marketing Solutions

SUGAR LAND--August 30, 2016--Product Announcement from Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--You've come to rely on Industrial Info for our plant, project and equipment databases, but did you know that we also provide a range of marketing solutions for your business, including email campaigns, webinar hosting, banner advertisements and sponsorship opportunities? Targeted Email Campaigns - With more than 260, »

It’s Done! Westlake Chemical’s Acquisition of Axiall Creates Third-Largest North American Chlor-Alkali Producer

Westlake Chemical Corporation says it has completed its $3.8 billion acquisition of Axiall Corporation, the third-largest chlor-alkali producer and the second-largest polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer in North America. The acquisition includes Axiall's share in a 1 million-metric-ton-per-year grassroot ethylene project located in Westlake, Louisiana. The ethylene unit has a total investment value of $1 billion and is set for »

U.S. to See Completion of Four Major Ethane Crackers in 2017 as Part of Petrochemical Wave

SUGAR LAND--August 30, 2016--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Words such as "whopping" are often frowned upon by old-school journalists, but use of the superlative can perhaps be forgiven in regard to the amount of new ethylene capacity that's expected to come online next year in the U.S. Trey Hamblet, Industrial Info's vice president of research - »

Gulf Coast Petrochemical Producers Beset by Maintenance Outages This Week

The U.S. Gulf Coast has seen a lot of ethylene activity this week, with a substantial amount of capacity remaining offline as a result of plant problems. ExxonMobil Chemical’s 1 billion-pound-per-year USC 1 and 800 million-pound-per-year USC II ethane cracking units in Beaumont, Texas, remain shut down due to major complications in a cooling tower. The company is »

Sasol Expects Louisiana Petrochemical Complex to Turn a Profit in 2022-2023

Executives with South African refiner Sasol Limited say they expect the company’s massive Lake Charles petrochemical complex in Louisiana to begin turning a net profit after taxes, interest and depreciation in fiscal years 2022-2023. The company has confirmed the expected price tag for the complex will be $2.1 billion more than what it anticipated in October 2014. The »

IIR Chemicals Analyst: Chevron Phillips Chemical Startups Point to Strong Confidence in Ethylene, Polyethylene Projects

Chevron Phillips Chemical (The Woodlands, Texas), a 50:50 joint venture between Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) (San Ramon, California) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), is in a good position to take advantage of the remarkably low prices for ethane, as three of its largest petrochemical projects under construction will use the chemical to create ethylene, a key ingredient for plastics. »

Vestas’ Backlog Balloons with Strong Gust of Offshore Wind Projects Around Europe

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Aarhus, Denmark) truly has the wind in its sails, as the company is increasing its full-year outlook for revenues and profits after it reported significantly higher revenue, earnings and profit in second-quarter 2016. The company has been benefiting from government support for renewable energy, including subsidies in its home country Denmark and the extension of »

Natural Gas-Fired Plants on the Rise as Coal Fades

A natural gas-fired power plant buildout is in progress in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Southeast regions of the U.S due to retirements of coal-fired power plants and low natural gas prices. The power generation projects are being constructed between 2016 and 2019 and are meant to replace the power from the coal-fired power plants announced to retire during »

IIR Energy - U.S Crude Oil Runs Improve Despite Unplanned Refinery Shutdowns

U.S. crude oil runs moved 268,000 barrels per day higher on the week to exceed the previous 2016 high, which was set in mid-July. Crude runs improved in all regions except for PADD 1, which saw a small decline. The Gulf Coast was the main driver of this week’s increase in crude throughput. PADD 3 shrugged off »

IIR Natural Gas Analyst: Cheniere ‘in it for the Long Haul’ as it Clears Hurdles for Sabine Pass, Corpus Christi LNG Projects

A global overabundance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is diminishing prices and proving tricky for Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG) (Houston, Texas), which began exporting the product earlier this year. Although the company lost just shy of $300 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared with a loss of about $118 million in the same period last year, executives are »

Phillips 66 Nears Completion of LPG Production, Export Terminal in Freeport, Texas

Phillips 66 is close to completing construction on a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production and export terminal in Freeport, Texas. The facility is designed to export about 4.4 million barrels a month of propane and butane once operational in mid-September 2016. Burns & McDonnell and Zachry are the engineering, production and construction firms for the $1 billion project. For »

Global Cement Manufacturing Sector Developing $146 Billion in Projects

SUGAR LAND--August 15, 2016--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The cement manufacturing sector is one of the largest sectors within the Metals & Minerals Industry. It’s the fourth largest sector after mining, steel manufacturing and smelters, accounting for around 16% of total value of active projects. Globally, Industrial Info has identified more than 3,500 projects totaling »

Phillips 66 Experiences Fire At Lake Charles Refinery

Phillips 66 experienced a heater fire today, August 15, 2016, on its 15,000 b/d Premium Coker unit at its 242,000 b/d Westlake, Louisiana, Lake Charles refinery. Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire and extent of damages. IIR continues to monitor the situation for updates. For more information, please subscribe to the Industrial »

Nova Chemicals Continues Construction On Polyethylene (Petrochemical) Unit

IIR has confirmed that construction on the Joffre polyethylene unit expansion is nearing completion and that the contractors on site will be demobilizing in about a month. Certain areas have started commissioning and they expect the unit to fully start up by the end of the year. Ledcor Projects Inc. has completed more than 90% of their work. Detailed work »

Detroit Edison’s Saint Claire Power Station In MISO Down after Massive Fire

Detroit Edison Company’s 1,571.7-megawatt Saint Clair Power Station in East China, Michigan, has experienced an unplanned outage after a fire erupted at one of the coal-fired units and spread through the facility. The blaze was first reported Thursday evening and was extinguished after 15 hours. No timeline has been established regarding the resumption of operations, and the »

Dow Chemical’s Freeport Ethylene Unit Running at Reduced Rates

Dow Chemical Corporation’s (NYSE:DOW) (Midland, Michigan) 2.3 billion-pound-per-year LHC 8 ethylene unit, which is located at the plant in Freeport, Texas, is running at reduced rates while the company swaps towers within the unit to perform cleaning and routine inspections. The cleaning process is expected to last a few days, and the unit will return to full »

UPDATE: Motiva Puts Out Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises extinguished a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana, on Thursday. The fire was located at the refinery’s 45,000 barrel-per-day oil hydrocracker. Plant personnel will investigate the cause and extent of damage to the unit over the coming week, after which a timeline will be established for repairs and estimated unit restart. No others »

Motiva Battles Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises continues to battle a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana. The fire is located at the refinery’s 45,000 barrel-per-day oil hydrocracker. Exact details are still developing. Industrial Info will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds. No injuries have been reported, according to news accounts. The Convent refinery is in St. James »

BP Seeks Buyers for Petroleum Joint-Venture Assets in China

BP plc (NYSE:BP) (London, England) is seeking buyers for its largest investment in China. BP has a 50% stake in a petrochemicals joint venture with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec). According to Reuters, the petrochemical refinery, SECCO, could bring in between $2 billion and $3 billion, as BP attempts to shed assets of which it lacks control. Sinopec, »

Refinery Margins Squeezed as Gasoline Supply Continues to Build

Summer driving season is well under way. This time of year, also known as "gasoline season," runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is associated with declining supply inventories and improving refinery margins. However, the summer of 2016 actually has seen continued increases in gasoline supply that are well above five-year averages. While more pronounced in the U.S. »

SunEdison Seeks Asset Sale to NRG for Some U.S. Wind, Solar Projects

SunEdison Incorporated (Maryland Heights, Missouri) is seeking bankruptcy-court approval to sell a number of North American solar- and wind-power projects to NRG Energy Incorporated (NYSE:NRG) (Princeton, New Jersey) for $144 million, subject to higher bids, according to The Wall Street Journal. Industrial Info is tracking $5.3 billion in SunEdison projects, located across North and South America, India, Africa »

Key Global Refinery Maintenance Outage Updates

Petro San Felix remains on schedule to perform a 60-day planned plant-wide turnaround in early October 2016 at its 160,000 b/d Petro San Felix Venezuela Crude Upgrader. Units will resume activities by the end of November, 2016. Par Hawaii Refining LLC is in the process of completing a planned plant wide maintenance turnaround at its 75,000 b/ »

Nuclear Part of ‘Strong Fuel Mix’ for New York’s Clean Energy Standard; FitzGerald Plant Changes Ownership

Exelon Incorporated (NYSE:EXC) (Chicago, Illinois), owner of the largest U.S. nuclear fleet, will take ownership and manage operations at Entergy Corporation’s (NYSE:ETR) (New Orleans, Louisiana) James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York, the companies announced today. The transaction will help to give the plant a new lease on life under the state’s »

India’s Chemical, Petrochemical Sectors Set to Benefit from Booming Economy, Growing Customer Base

In a recent article for Valve World India, Industrial Info's Shaheen Chohan and Anurag Agrawal look at how India's rapid economic growth is benefiting its chemical and petrochemical sectors. Although these sectors only contribute a small percentage to India's overall GDP, Industrial Info's project database shows more than $50 billion in active projects in the country's Chemical Processing Industry. Ag »

ONEOK Looks Forward to Major Natural Gas, LPG Pipeline and Processing Plant Completions After Strong Quarter

ONEOK Partners LP (NYSE:OKS) (Tulsa, Oklahoma), a leading diversified energy company, outpaced many of its competitors when it reported strong revenue and earnings growth in second-quarter 2016, based on higher transportation revenues in the natural gas pipelines segment and natural gas volume growth in the Williston Basin, among other factors. Industrial Info's project database is tracking $907.65 million »

Magellan Midstream Pegs $850 Million Capex for Projects Under Way in 2016

Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP) (Tulsa, Oklahoma) expects capital expenditures for projects under way this year to be $850 million. This includes a newly announced marine terminal along the Houston Ship Channel in Texas, and a soon-to-be completed condensate splitter in Corpus Christi. The planned 1 million-barrel refined products and ethanol storage facility in Pasadena, Texas, has a $335 »

ExxonMobil’s 10 Top-Valued Projects Chained to Sinking Prices of Commodities, LNG

Friday morning witnessed an easily overlooked milestone in the recent economic recovery: Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) (Irving, Texas) was surpassed in market value by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (Menlo Park, California) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) (Seattle, Washington), making it the last oil & gas company to leave the world’s five most valuable companies, which are now inhabited entirely »

Iberdrola Begins Construction of Cogeneration Power Station in Queretaro, Mexico

Iberdrola Generacion Mexico SA de CV (Mexico City, Mexico), with its subsidiary Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion Mexico SA de CV (Mexico City), has begun site preparation for the construction of a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle (NGCC) cogeneration power station. The facility will be located about 2 kilometers southeast of the municipality of San Juan del Río in the central Mexican state »

IIR Energy - Refinery Maintenance Turnaround Database Overview

President of IIR Energy Paul Copello below gives a brief product demo of IIR Energy's refinery outage tool. PetroCast Live provides clients with information on all of the world’s oil refineries. Users are provided with real-time updates for all major global downstream refinery units, including: Crude Distillation Units (CDUs), Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (FCCUs), Alkylation Units, Reformers, Cokers, Hydrotreaters »

Industrial Info Looks at Future Market Trends in Australia’s Metals & Minerals Industry

IIR’s Siddesh Prabhu took the stage to present the Australian Metals & Minerals Market Outlook at the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition on Monday, July 25, in Mackay. With the mining sector in heavy decline over the past few years, the question everyone had for Siddesh is: When will they see an upward turn? Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Rural »

Entergy Kicks Off 980-MW St. Charles Power Station Project in Louisiana

Construction of the 980-megawatt (MW) St. Charles combined-cycle power station in Louisiana recently got under way. The project, which is owned by Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) (New Orleans, Louisiana), awarded CB&I Incorporated (NYSE:CBI) (The Hague, Netherlands) the general contract for the project, which is located at the site of Entergy's existing Little Gypsy power station. CB& »

Husky Slashes Maintenance, Sustaining Capital, Reports Ramp Up at Sunrise Operations in Alberta Oil Sands

Husky Energy Incorporated (TSX:HSE) (Calgary, Alberta) says it has substantially reduced sustaining and maintenance capital requirements, even as the restarted Sunrise Energy Project in the Canadian oil sands continues to ramp up production and progress is seen on other projects. Industrial Info is tracking more than $12 billion in active Husky Energy projects. Capital expenditures by the Canadian oil »

Sandy Creek Experiences An Outage At 900MW Plant In ERCOT

The Sandy Creek Energy Station in ERCOT has experienced an unplanned outage at its 900MW coal plant. Maintenance personnel continues work on cooling pump issues at the plant. Sandy Creek previously had an outage in January 2016 and November 2015. The 900MW plant located in Riesel, Texas, finished construction in June 2013. IIR Energy continues to monitor the plant for »

Ethlyene Unit Maintenance Turnaround Updates

IIR Energy has reported on some key planned and unplanned ethylene cracker turnarounds as seen below. Westlake Petrochemicals is currently in the process of restarting its 1.25 Billion Lbs/yr Petro 1 Ethylene unit located at the Sulphur, Louisiana plant. The unit was shut down on April 17th, 2016 to perform a planned maintenance turnaround and tie-ins for an »

IIR Energy - Motiva Experiences Unplanned Outage To Cat Cracker Unit At Louisiana Refinery

Motiva has begun shut down procedures on their 112,000 b/d RCCU (Cat Cracker) due to multiple leaks discovered on the unit at its 240,000 b/d Norco, Louisiana refinery. Affect to other units are currently unknown. IIR Energy continues to monitor the situation for any return date changes. For more information on a return date for the »

The U.K. could experience a sharp increase in the building of gas-fired power stations

The "dash for gas" forecast in its Future Energy Scenarios report estimates that up to 7 gigawatts (GW) of new gas-fired plant will be constructed by 2022. The strong case for gas is supported by the U.K. government's commitment last year to close all coal-fired power plants within a decade. It has called for all unabated coal-fired plants to »

Newmont Mining Reports Progress on Key Projects, Expects Up to $1.3 Billion Capex This Year

Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) (Denver, Colorado) is proceeding on schedule with several key projects, with the gold and copper producer expecting to spend at least $400 million this year on development capital projects. Industrial Info is tracking Newmont projects with a combined worth of $12.02 billion. Total capital expenditures for this year are expected to run between $1. »

Technip’s 10 Top-Valued Projects Show Strong Role in Onshore, Offshore, LNG Markets

Technip S.A. (Paris, France), a leading engineering, project management and construction company for the global energy market, is doing strong business amid the downturn in oil prices. The company reported a total backlog of roughly 15 billion euros ($16.5 billion) at the end of the previous quarter--down from last year, but spread across onshore and offshore projects, as »

Samsung C&T, Stung by Mining Fallout, Sees Progress at Top-Valued Nuclear, Natural Gas Projects

Collapsing commodity prices have dashed the hopes of many a global conglomerate, not the least of which is Samsung C&T Corporation (Seoul, South Korea), an engineering and construction leader that is quietly surrendering to the realities of the all-too-rocky mining market. But the company can still look forward plenty of multi-billion-dollar plans related to nuclear and natural gas-fired »

WorleyParsons' 10 Top-Valued Projects Navigate Stormy Global LNG, Mining Markets

Global engineering and consultation leader WorleyParsons (North Sydney, Australia) is facing as many barriers as it is opportunities, as the waxing and waning fortunes of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market remain the biggest driver behind the company's services. Industrial Info is tracking $213.21 billion in projects involving WorleyParsons in some capacity, almost half of which are attributed to »

Unplanned Coal Unit Outage at Colver Power Station in Pennsylvania

Colver Power Station, located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, had a unplanned outage in PJM its 131-megawatt (MW) Unit 1 steam turbine due to a boiler tube leak on Tuesday. The station is owned by A C Power Colver Operations. Colver's sponsor is a limited partnership, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners, which is held by subsidiaries of Northern Star Generation LLC (Houston, Texas) »

Pascagoula Processing Plant Explosion Has Little Effect on Offshore Production

Three weeks ago when a fire shut down Enterprise Products Partners' (NYSE:EPD) (Houston, Texas) Pascagoula Natural Gas Processing plant (once belonging to BP plc (NYSE:BP) (London, England)), people wondered what effect the shutdown would have on offshore production. Would it shut in gas production? Would that shut-in extend to oil production? What about the pipeline that connects them? »

Breaking News: Chevron Restarting Gorgon LNG Liquefaction Plant

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) (San Ramon, California) is in the process of restarting its Gorgon LNG liquefaction plant on Barrow Island in Western Australia. The plant went offline July 1 due to a fault in the Acid Gas Removal unit, where a minor gas leak occurred. Construction activities on trains 2 and 3 are still on schedule, and both are »

Natural Gas Industry Poised for Demand Growth, Even While Weathering Downturn

The explosion of natural gas plays has revolutionized the energy sector in America over the last 10 years. Geologic shale formations that were long recognized as fossil-fuel laden remained untapped until horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing became viable exploration options. These shale drilling technologies have brought on the plays of Barnett and Eagle Ford (Texas), Haynesville (Louisiana & Texas), and »

Latest Refinery Unit Turnarounds and Maintenance Shutdowns from IIR Energy

Some recent developments: Tesoro Northwest Company is continuing with unplanned repairs on the 42,000-barrel-per-day fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its refinery in Anacortes, Washington, after the unit was forced to shut down due to mechanical issues. Marathon Petroleum Corporation was forced to shut down and reduce rates on several units, due to an interruption in natural gas supply »

Industrial Info’s Webinar Offers In-Depth Outlook for North American Food & Beverage Industry

Industrial Info is tracking almost $15 billion in Food & Beverage Industry projects that are under construction in North America, and about $19 billion that are under construction elsewhere. In a complimentary webinar sponsored by global manufacturer CIRCOR Energy (Houston, Texas), Randy Godet, Industrial Info's VP for global research in the Food & Beverage Industry, offered a “deep dive” analysis »

U.K. Exit From EU Likely to Hit Energy Investments

Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union (EU) is not expected to harm the country's energy sector in the short term, but there will be some negative impact in the coming years. The U.K. and the E.U. will negotiate the terms of the »