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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

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Wed Jan 18 2017

Plenitude of Power 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

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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

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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…

Webinar | Events | Middle East | Oil & Gas | Chemical Processing | Middle East Refinery Projects | Middle East Petrochemical Projects

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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.…

Natural Gas | Natural Gas Trading | Natural Gas Projects | LNG Projects

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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,…

Pascagoula Natural Gas Processing Plant | Enterprise Products Partners | IIR Energy

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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)…

Power | Louisiana | Entergy

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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…

Power Generation | Industrial Info | Power-Gen | IIR | Power-Gen International

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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

Industrial Info

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…

Renewable Energy | Natural Gas | United States | Canada | Coal | Renewable Projects | Renewables | Wind Projects | Solar Projects

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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)…

North America | New Build | Power Generation Projects | Windfarm | Power Generation | Power Construction | EPC

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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…

Crude | Refinery | PADD 3 | Unplanned Refinery Outage | Oil | FCC Unit | Marathon Galveston Bay

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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’…

Canada | Northern Gateway Pipeline | Enbridge | Kinder Morgan | Trans Mountain | Pipelines

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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…

Ethylene | Petrochemicals | Chemicals | Processing Plant | IIR Energy | Industrial Info | EPC | Construction | Ammonia

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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…

Petrochemical | India | Middle East | Reliance Industries | Kuwait | Kuwait Petroleum | Petrochemical Projects | Monomers | Ethylene | EPC | Engineering

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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

Industrial Info

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…

Power | Industrial Info | Webinar | Events | Power Generation | Power Projects | Coal | Nuclear | Renewables

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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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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…

IIR Energy | Refinery Turnarounds | Refinery Outages | Capacities | Refinery Units

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

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:…

Oil & Gas | Crestwood | Delaware Basin

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Tue Oct 04 2016

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…

Petronas | Pacific Northwest | LNG

Industrial Info

Mon Oct 03 2016

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)…

Refinery Turnaround | US | Phillips 66 | Valero

Industrial Info

Fri Sep 30 2016

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,…

OPEC | Oil Production | Oil & Gas

Industrial Info

Thu Sep 29 2016

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…

IIR Energy | Breakers | Refining | Power | Refinery Maintenance | Nuclear Outage | Natural Gas Processing | Irving Oil | MISO Outages

Industrial Info

Wed Sep 28 2016

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…

IIR Energy | NYC | Oil & Gas | Forum | Events | Thomson Reuters | Refinery Turnarounds | Crude

Industrial Info

Wed Sep 28 2016

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.…

Canada | Pacific Northwest | LNG

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Wed Sep 28 2016

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…

IIR Energy | Yes Energy | Power Generation Outages

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Fri Sep 23 2016

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…

Construction | Industrial Projects | Project Completions | Windfarm | Steel Mill | Facebook

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Fri Sep 23 2016

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…

Windfarm | Wind Projects | Tule Windfarm | Industrial Info | California

Industrial Info

Thu Sep 22 2016

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…

Nuclear Power | Hydroelectric | Duke Energy | Nuclear Generation | Solar Projects

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Wed Sep 21 2016

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…

Power Projects | Power Transmission | Transmission Line | Grassroot Projects | Project Spending

Industrial Info

Tue Sep 20 2016

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…

Renewable Generation | Hydroelectric | Hydro Generation | Power Projects

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Mon Sep 19 2016

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)…

LNG | Cheniere | Sabine Pass | Louisiana

Industrial Info

Fri Sep 16 2016

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,…

Dominion | Questar | Wyoming | Mergers | Energy

Industrial Info

Thu Sep 15 2016

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…

Nuclear Plant | Bellefonte | Alabama | Power

Industrial Info

Wed Sep 14 2016

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…

Refinery Turnarounds | Refinery Maintenance | Refinery Outages | IIR Energy | Thomson Reuters | Eikon

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Tue Sep 13 2016

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…

Refinery | PADD 3 | planned refinery turnarounds | Crude | KBD

Industrial Info

Mon Sep 12 2016

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…

Dakota | Government | Pipelines | North Dakota | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Industrial Info

Fri Sep 09 2016

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…

Enterprise Products Partners | Williams Companies | Pipelines | Oklahoma

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Fri Sep 09 2016

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.…

Oil & Gas | Enbridge | Spectra | Mergers | Acquistions

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Fri Sep 09 2016

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…

Canada | Oil & Gas | Production | Alberta | Wildfires

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Thu Sep 08 2016

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…

Olefins | Natural Gas | Petrochemicals | Geismar

Industrial Info

Thu Sep 08 2016

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…

Chemical Processing | Methanol | Methanol-to-Olefins | Engineering | Gasoline Blending | China | Europe

Industrial Info

Sat Sep 03 2016

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…

SERC | Nuclear Outage | Watts Bar | TVA | Power Station

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Fri Sep 02 2016

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…

Marketing | Digital Media

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Fri Sep 02 2016

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)…

Westlake Chemical | Axiall | Chlor-Alkali | Ethylene | North America

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 31 2016

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…

Chemical Processing | Ethylene | Ethane Crackers | US

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Mon Aug 29 2016

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…

Gulf Coast | Ethylene | ExxonMobil | Westlake Petrochemicals | Petrochemical Outages

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Fri Aug 26 2016

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…


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Fri Aug 26 2016

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…

Chevron | Chemical Processing | Ethylene | Polyethylene | Northeast

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Wed Aug 24 2016

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…

Offshore | Wind Power | EU | Power | Denmark | Vestas

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Tue Aug 23 2016

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…

Natural Gas | Midwest | Great Lakes | Southeast | Power

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Fri Aug 19 2016

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…

Crude Oil | Refinery | Unplanned Outages | Gulf Coast | PADD 3 | CDU | Refinery Maintenance

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 17 2016

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…

Cheniere | Sabine Pass | Corpus Christi | LNG

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 17 2016

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…

LPG | Production | Phillips 66 | Texas | Gulf Coast | Construction | Engineering | EPC

Industrial Info

Tue Aug 16 2016

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 &…

Cement | Metals & Minerals | Global | Spending

Industrial Info

Mon Aug 15 2016

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…

Refinery | Coker Unit | Phillips 66 | Lake Charles

Industrial Info

Mon Aug 15 2016

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…

Petrochemical | Olefins | Construction | Polyethylene | Unit Expansions | Nova Chemicals

Industrial Info

Mon Aug 15 2016

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…

Detroit Edison | Power | Fire | Michigan | Coal | MISO | Outage | Unplanned

Industrial Info

Fri Aug 12 2016

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…

Dow Chemical | Gulf Coast | Texas | Ethylene

Industrial Info

Fri Aug 12 2016

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…

Motiva | Gulf Coast | Refining | Hydrocracker | Petrochemical

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 11 2016

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…

Motiva | Louisiana | Gulf Coast | Fire | Hydrocracker | Refining

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 11 2016

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…

BP | Petrochemical | China | Refining | Sinopec

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 11 2016

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…

Refining | Gasoline | Oil Trading | Maintenance Turnarounds | Singapore | Oil Supply

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 10 2016

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:…

North America | Energy | Power | Solar Power | Wind Power | SunEdison | NRG

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 10 2016

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…

Refinery Outage | Refinery Turnaround | Maintenance | Crude Oil | IIR Energy | FCCU | Gasoline

Industrial Info

Tue Aug 09 2016

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:…

Nuclear | New York | Clean Energy Standard | Exelon | Entergy | Power

Industrial Info

Tue Aug 09 2016

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…

Petrochemical | India | Chemical Processing | Aromatics | Olefns

Industrial Info

Fri Aug 05 2016

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…

Natural Gas | Construction | Engineering | Capital Projects | ONEOK | Gas Processing | Natural Gas Liquids

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 04 2016

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…

Construction | Condensate Splitter | Magellan Midstream | Corpus Christi | Crude Oil | Project Engineering

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 03 2016

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…

LNG | Oil & Gas | Pipelines | Canada | ExxonMobil | Commodity | Global | ConocoPhillips | Alaska

Industrial Info

Mon Aug 01 2016

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…

Construction | EPC | Engineering | Power | Mexico | Turbine

Industrial Info

Fri Jul 29 2016

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…

IIR Energy | Refinery Outages | Refinery Turnarounds | Petrocast

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 28 2016

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,…

Metals & Minerals | Oceania | Australia | Mining

Industrial Info

Wed Jul 27 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 recently got under way. The project, which is owned by Entergy Corporation (NYSE:…

Louisiana | Construction | Power Station | MW | CB&I | Entergy | Power

Industrial Info

Wed Jul 27 2016

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…

Maintenance Turnarounds | Canada | Husky Energy | Bitumen | Oil Sands

Industrial Info

Tue Jul 26 2016

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…

Maintenance | ERCOT | Coal Outages | Unplanned | Sandy Creek

Industrial Info

Tue Jul 26 2016

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…

Ethylene | Petrochemical | Lyondell | Dow Chemical | Olefins | Petrochemical Turnarounds

Industrial Info

Mon Jul 25 2016

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…

Refinery Turnaround | Refinery Outage | Shutdown | Motiva | Louisiana | Shell

Industrial Info

Sat Jul 23 2016

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…

United Kingdom | Gas Fired | Gigawatts | Coal

Industrial Info

Sat Jul 23 2016

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…

Construction | Production | Processing Plant | Newmont | Mining | Capital Projects | Merian Project | Nevada | Long Canyon Project | Mine Expansion

Industrial Info

Fri Jul 22 2016

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…

Offshore | LNG | Oil & Gas | Oil Prices | Chemical Processing | Crude Trading | Technip | Onshore | Engineering

Industrial Info

Fri Jul 22 2016

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…

Metals & Minerals | Middle East | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Energy | Samsung C&T | South Korea | United Arab Emirates | Barakah Project | EPC | Nuclear Plant | Engineering | Construction

Industrial Info

Fri Jul 22 2016

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…

LNG | Metals & Minerals | Worley Parsons | Engineering | Construction | Wheatstone | Stantec | India | Australia | Oil & Gas | Pipelines | Liquefaction Plant

Industrial Info

Fri Jul 22 2016

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…

Outages | Unplanned Outages | Power Outages | Power Units | Power Trading | IIR Energy | Offline Units | Pennsylvania | United States | PJM | Megawatts | Coal

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 21 2016

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…

Pascagoula | Natural Gas | Processing Plant | Outages | Maintenance | North America | Offshore | Gas Capacity | Pipeline Flows

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 21 2016

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…

Oceania | Energy | Natural Gas | LNG | Chevron

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 21 2016

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…

Natural Gas | Gulf Coast

Industrial Info

Wed Jul 20 2016

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,…

Refining | Chemicals | FCCU | Natural Gas | Energy | China | West Coast | Southwest | Marathon | Refining Turnarounds | Refining Outages | Maintenance Turnarounds | Oil Trading | Crude Trading

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 14 2016

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…

Food & Beverage | Webinar | North America

Industrial Info

Wed Jul 13 2016

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…

EU | UK | Energy | Hinkley Point | Nuclear | Hinkley Nuclear

Industrial Info

Tue Jul 12 2016

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 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& »

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 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 »