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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

Industrial Info

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

Industrial Info

Thu Feb 23 2017

Refinery Turnarounds Abound in South America

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

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

Industrial Info

Fri Feb 17 2017

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

Industrial Info

Tue Dec 20 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

Industrial Info

Mon Dec 12 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

Industrial Info

Wed Dec 07 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

Industrial Info

Thu Nov 24 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

Industrial Info

Wed Nov 16 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

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

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

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

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

Industrial Info

Tue Sep 13 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

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 »

Refinery Turnarounds Abound in South America

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

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 »

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) »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »