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U.S. Shale Plays Spark Planned Grassroot Refinery Projects

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

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

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Thu Apr 27 2017

Crude Oil Hits Record Inventory Build at 14.4 Million Barrels

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

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

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Fri Nov 04 2016

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

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

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Thu Jul 14 2016

U.S. Shale Plays Spark Planned Grassroot Refinery Projects

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

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 »

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 »

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 »