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Texas Refineries Mark Steady Recovery from Hurricane Harvey

Exxon Mobil Corporation's (ExxonMobil) (NYSE:XOM) (Irving, Texas) announcement last week that its Baytown and Beaumont operations have begun producing fuels again were a welcome…

Texas | Refinery | Hurricane Harvey

Industrial Info

Mon Sep 25 2017

Texas Coastal Refineries, Petchem Plants Brace for Hurricane Harvey

Refinery and Chemical Processing operations along the Texas Gulf Coast were gearing up and hunkering down in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey, which was forecast to…

Texas | Refinery | GulfCoast | Petchem | Hurricane Harvey

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 24 2017

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

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

IIR Energy | Breakers | Ammonia | Nuclear Power | Refinery

Industrial Info

Tue Aug 01 2017

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle

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

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

Industrial Info

Tue Jul 25 2017

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

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

Industrial Info

Wed Nov 30 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

Industrial Info

Wed Oct 12 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

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

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

Texas Refineries Mark Steady Recovery from Hurricane Harvey

Exxon Mobil Corporation's (ExxonMobil) (NYSE:XOM) (Irving, Texas) announcement last week that its Baytown and Beaumont operations have begun producing fuels again were a welcome sign that refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast were recovering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. ExxonMobil said its 560,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Baytown refinery and 362,000-BBL/d Beaumont refinery were producing fuels at »

Texas Coastal Refineries, Petchem Plants Brace for Hurricane Harvey

Refinery and Chemical Processing operations along the Texas Gulf Coast were gearing up and hunkering down in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey, which was forecast to make landfall on Friday. Harvey, which had strengthened into a category 1 hurricane as of mid-day on Thursday, with top winds of nearly 85 miles per hour, was expected to continue strengthening into a major »

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

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

IIR Energy BREAKERS: Natural Gas Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle

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

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) »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »