Global Market Intelligence

Constantly Updated

Western Canada Oil Prices Remain Stronger After Start of Production Curtailment

Western Canada's oil prices have remained relatively strong after Alberta's oil production curtailments took effect on Tuesday to address a storage glut. According to The…

Oil | Crude | Crude Oil | drilling | Natural Gas | Energy | Oil & Gas

William Ploch

Fri Jan 04 2019

Join Industrial Info for Our Market Outlook and Networking Event in Houston

Industrial Info is pleased to be hosting our popular Market Outlook and Networking Event on January 23 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in…

Energy | LNG | Natural Gas | Exports | NGL | Oil | Crude Oil

William Ploch

Wed Jan 02 2019

Join Industrial Info at Power-Gen International 2018

Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be showcasing its products at Power-Gen International, which will be held December 4-6 at the Orange…

Energy | Power | Power Plants | Power Market | Nuclear | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Plant | Nuclear Energy | Natural Gas | Natural Gas Plant | Pipelines | Oil | Crude Oil | Coal | Fossil Fuel | Renewables

William Ploch

Tue Nov 27 2018

Market Outlook in Review: Renewables, Natural Gas Dominate North American Power Industry Spending

North American renewable energy is on the rise, while coal-fired and nuclear development are fading into the background. Along with the increased renewable generation comes…

Energy | Renewables | Renewable Energy | Windfarm | Wind Power | Wind Projects | Solar | Solar Power | Ethylene | Chemicals | Oil | Crude | Crude Oil | Refining | Natural Gas | LNG | fracking | Hydro | Hydropower | drilling | Fossil Fuel

William Ploch

Mon Nov 26 2018

Natural Gas Pipelines Races to Meet Booming Demand

America's oil and gas fields are crying out for more pipelines. The Permian Basin--and, to a lesser extent, the Marcellus and Utica shale plays--have developed…

Energy | Natural Gas | Oil | Crude Oil | Pipelines | Midstream | Oil & Gas | Terminals | Exports | LNG | LNG Projects | NatGas

Industrial Info

Wed Oct 31 2018

U.S. Refining Capacity Stays Flat Between 2017 and 2018

As of January 1, 2018, U.S. operable atmospheric crude distillation capacity totaled 18.6 million barrels per calendar day, a slight decrease of 0.…

Refining | Refining Projects | Petrochemical | Petroleum Refining | Crude Oil | Crude Oil Market

William Ploch

Tue Jul 17 2018

IIR’s Tony Salemme to Speak at Petrochemical Update Downstream Conference

Tony Salemme, Industrial Info's Vice President - Craft Labor Group, will speak at Petrochemical Update's Downstream 2018 Conference and Exhibition this week in Galveston, Texas.…

Petrochemical | Petrochemicals | Refining | Oil | Crude Oil | Natural Gas | drilling | exploration | oil to gas

William Ploch

Tue May 29 2018

Webinar in Review: Global Refining's Role in the Appetite for Oil Demand

In a recent webinar regarding the Global Refining Industry, IIR Energy pointed to just less than $100 billion in global refining projects that are under…

Refining | Oil & Gas | Crude Oil | Pipelines | Refining Projects | Refinery Projects | Condensate Splitter Projects | Crude Oil Pipelines | Global Oil Demand

Industrial Info

Mon May 15 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Western Canada Oil Prices Remain Stronger After Start of Production Curtailment

Western Canada's oil prices have remained relatively strong after Alberta's oil production curtailments took effect on Tuesday to address a storage glut. According to The Canadian Press, the price differential between Western Canadian Select (WCS) bitumen-blend heavy oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil prices was about US$12.50 per barrel on Wednesday afternoon, compared with more »

Join Industrial Info for Our Market Outlook and Networking Event in Houston

Industrial Info is pleased to be hosting our popular Market Outlook and Networking Event on January 23 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Come join us for this complimentary event as we discuss the latest trends that will impact project spending in North America, including the Gulf Coast region, over the next 12 to 24 months. »

Join Industrial Info at Power-Gen International 2018

Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be showcasing its products at Power-Gen International, which will be held December 4-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Make sure to join us at Booth 1915 for a look at how Industrial Info's data and analytics products can help industrial equipment and service providers, industrial plant owners, »

Market Outlook in Review: Renewables, Natural Gas Dominate North American Power Industry Spending

North American renewable energy is on the rise, while coal-fired and nuclear development are fading into the background. Along with the increased renewable generation comes the need for additional transmission and distribution infrastructure. Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the Power Industry, discussed these and other subjects at the company's recent Market Outlook in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. »

Natural Gas Pipelines Races to Meet Booming Demand

America's oil and gas fields are crying out for more pipelines. The Permian Basin--and, to a lesser extent, the Marcellus and Utica shale plays--have developed so rapidly that producers could be forced to trim output, since they lack the takeaway capacity to ship their product. Kinder Morgan, Enbridge, Enable, Williams and other midstream companies are jockeying for the resulting business »

U.S. Refining Capacity Stays Flat Between 2017 and 2018

As of January 1, 2018, U.S. operable atmospheric crude distillation capacity totaled 18.6 million barrels per calendar day, a slight decrease of 0.1% since the beginning of 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Industrial Info is tracking more than $30 billion in U.S. Petroleum Refining project activity. The U.S. Southwest region, particularly »

IIR’s Tony Salemme to Speak at Petrochemical Update Downstream Conference

Tony Salemme, Industrial Info's Vice President - Craft Labor Group, will speak at Petrochemical Update's Downstream 2018 Conference and Exhibition this week in Galveston, Texas.The conference will take place May 31-June 1. Salemme said he will be speaking on project labor supply imbalances and rising costs in the Gulf Coast region."We have an 'oil-to-gas ratio,' which is »

Webinar in Review: Global Refining's Role in the Appetite for Oil Demand

In a recent webinar regarding the Global Refining Industry, IIR Energy pointed to just less than $100 billion in global refining projects that are under construction, with another $257 billion that are in the planning and engineering stages that are planned to kick off in the next two years, although not all of these projects will make it to construction. »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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/ »

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 »