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

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

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

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Wed May 10 2017

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

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

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

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Thu Feb 23 2017

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

IIR Energy Breakers

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

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

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Mon Nov 07 2016

Crude Oil Hits Record Inventory Build at 14.4 Million Barrels

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

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

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Fri Nov 04 2016

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

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

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

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

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 »

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 »