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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

More Work for U.S. Oil Refineries Means More Refinery Shutdowns

Crude oil inventories in the U.S. have slumped to their lowest levels in more than three years, fueled by high exports and near-record refinery…

Refining | Refinery Outage | Refinery Outages | Crude Oil Market | Oil | Oil & Gas | Refinery Shutdown | Refinery Turnaround | U.S Oil Refineries | Refinery Turnaround Schedule

William Ploch

Thu Jul 12 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

Valero's Texas City's Refinery Unit Could be Down for Maintenance 4-5 Months After Fire

The 12,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) HF Alky Unit at Valero Energy Corporation's Texas City refinery in Texas could be shutdown for four to five months,…

Refining | Refining Turnarounds | Valero | refineries | Refinery | Refinery Maintenance | Oil News | Refinery Capacity

Industrial Info

Fri May 04 2018

Refinery Turnaround Update: Exxon Mobil Experiences Refinery Shutdown

* Updated - ExxonMobil, yesterday, May 3, 2018 was forced to shut down the 110,000 b/d Crude PSLA 9 at its 500,000 b/…

Refining | Refining Turnarounds | BP | Louisiana Refinery Projects | Oil News | Unplanned Oil Shutdown

Industrial Info

Mon Apr 02 2018

DOE Data Dive Shows Drop in PADD 2 Oil Refinery Throughput for Week Ended February 23

In IIR's weekly oil report, refinery-throughput statistics for the week that ended February 23 were mostly unchanged for the U.S crude oil market as…

Refining | PADD2 | DOE | US | Oil Refinery | Refinery Turnaround Schedule | Refinery Maintenance | Weekly Oil Report | Crude Oil Market | Oil News

Industrial Info

Mon Mar 05 2018

Hurricane Harvey to Delay Gulf Coast Capital Project Completions

The impact of Hurricane Harvey on the timing of active capital projects along the Gulf Coast will be felt for months and perhaps even years…

Hurricane Harvey | GulfCoast | Refining | Texas | Chemical Plant

Industrial Info

Thu Sep 07 2017

Industrial Info Tracks $10 Billion in Third-Quarter Power Project Completions

North American power project completions for third-quarter 2017 appear to be roughly on par with what they were in the same quarter of 2016. Industrial…

Power Projects | Power-Gen | Refining | Power Generation

Industrial Info

Tue Aug 01 2017

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

EagleClaw Starts Construction on Third Natural Gas Processing Train

Natural Gas EagleClaw Midstream Starts to Build Third Natgas Processing Train in Pecos, Texas EagleClaw Midstream will start construction this month on the third cryogenic…

Natural Gas | IIR Energy | Texas | Refining | Canadian Upgrader | Natural Gas Plant | Midstream | Natural Gas Projects

Industrial Info

Tue May 09 2017

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

Industrial Info

Thu Apr 27 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

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 Breakers

NatGas Chevron USA Production will shut down the 200 million-standard-cubic-foot-per-day, single-train Headlee Devonian Natural Gas Processing Plant in Ector County, Texas, in November as Chevron…

IIR Energy | Breakers | Refining | Power | Refinery Maintenance | Nuclear Outage | Natural Gas Processing | Irving Oil | MISO Outages

Industrial Info

Wed Sep 28 2016

UPDATE: Motiva Puts Out Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises extinguished a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana, on Thursday. The fire was located at the refinery’s 45,000…

Motiva | Gulf Coast | Refining | Hydrocracker | Petrochemical

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 11 2016

Motiva Battles Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises continues to battle a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana. The fire is located at the refinery’s 45,000…

Motiva | Louisiana | Gulf Coast | Fire | Hydrocracker | Refining

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 11 2016

BP Seeks Buyers for Petroleum Joint-Venture Assets in China

BP plc (NYSE:BP) (London, England) is seeking buyers for its largest investment in China. BP has a 50% stake in a petrochemicals joint venture…

BP | Petrochemical | China | Refining | Sinopec

Industrial Info

Thu Aug 11 2016

Refinery Margins Squeezed as Gasoline Supply Continues to Build

Summer driving season is well under way. This time of year, also known as "gasoline season," runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is…

Refining | Gasoline | Oil Trading | Maintenance Turnarounds | Singapore | Oil Supply

Industrial Info

Wed Aug 10 2016

Latest Refinery Turnaround and Maintenance Shutdowns from IIR Energy

Some recent developments: Tesoro Northwest Company is continuing with unplanned oil shutdown repairs on the 42,000-barrel-per-day fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its refinery…

Refining | Chemicals | FCCU | Natural Gas | Energy | China | West Coast | Southwest | Marathon | Refining Turnarounds | Refining Outages | Maintenance Turnarounds | Oil Trading | Crude Trading

Industrial Info

Thu Jul 14 2016

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 »

More Work for U.S. Oil Refineries Means More Refinery Shutdowns

Crude oil inventories in the U.S. have slumped to their lowest levels in more than three years, fueled by high exports and near-record refinery performance. The massive influx of business means many refineries will need to undergo maintenance-related turnarounds--many of them unplanned--to stay in shape. Industrial Info is tracking more than $3 billion in planned turnarounds at Petroleum Refining »

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 »

Valero's Texas City's Refinery Unit Could be Down for Maintenance 4-5 Months After Fire

The 12,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) HF Alky Unit at Valero Energy Corporation's Texas City refinery in Texas could be shutdown for four to five months, after a fire struck the 225,000-BBL/d oil refinery on April 19. Also, Valero has accelerated six weeks of planned refinery maintenance, previously scheduled for early January 2019, for the adjacent 88,000-BBL/d »

Refinery Turnaround Update: Exxon Mobil Experiences Refinery Shutdown

* Updated - ExxonMobil, yesterday, May 3, 2018 was forced to shut down the 110,000 b/d Crude PSLA 9 at its 500,000 b/d Baton Rouge, Louisiana refinery due to a fire on the unit. Current expectations are to complete repairs and restart the unit in mid-May. IIR continues to monitor for a definitive restart timeline. At this »

DOE Data Dive Shows Drop in PADD 2 Oil Refinery Throughput for Week Ended February 23

In IIR's weekly oil report, refinery-throughput statistics for the week that ended February 23 were mostly unchanged for the U.S crude oil market as a whole. As always, though, making full sense of the statistics requires a deeper dive into PADD data. The most notable figure for this week came from PADD 2, where runs slipped 124,000 barrels »

Hurricane Harvey to Delay Gulf Coast Capital Project Completions

The impact of Hurricane Harvey on the timing of active capital projects along the Gulf Coast will be felt for months and perhaps even years to come, according to Tony Salemme, vice president of Industrial Info's Craft Labor Group. In just Harris County, Texas, Industrial Info is tracking more than $30 billion in project activity, ranging from those that are »

Industrial Info Tracks $10 Billion in Third-Quarter Power Project Completions

North American power project completions for third-quarter 2017 appear to be roughly on par with what they were in the same quarter of 2016. Industrial Info is tracking $10.19 billion in power project activity that is expected to reach completion this quarter. In comparison, third-quarter 2016 saw the completion of projects with a combined worth of $10.08 billion. »

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. »

EagleClaw Starts Construction on Third Natural Gas Processing Train

Natural Gas EagleClaw Midstream Starts to Build Third Natgas Processing Train in Pecos, Texas EagleClaw Midstream will start construction this month on the third cryogenic natural gas processing train at its Toyah plant in Pecos, Texas. The train will have a design capacity of 200 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) and will expand the total site processing capacity »

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 »

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, »

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 Breakers

NatGas Chevron USA Production will shut down the 200 million-standard-cubic-foot-per-day, single-train Headlee Devonian Natural Gas Processing Plant in Ector County, Texas, in November as Chevron converts it to a natural gas booster station. Canada's federal government has approved the Pacific NorthWest LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) project in British Columbia, with 190 legally binding conditions, according to CBC News. Environment Minister »

UPDATE: Motiva Puts Out Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises extinguished a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana, on Thursday. The fire was located at the refinery’s 45,000 barrel-per-day oil hydrocracker. Plant personnel will investigate the cause and extent of damage to the unit over the coming week, after which a timeline will be established for repairs and estimated unit restart. No others »

Motiva Battles Fire at Refinery in Convent, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises continues to battle a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana. The fire is located at the refinery’s 45,000 barrel-per-day oil hydrocracker. Exact details are still developing. Industrial Info will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds. No injuries have been reported, according to news accounts. The Convent refinery is in St. James »

BP Seeks Buyers for Petroleum Joint-Venture Assets in China

BP plc (NYSE:BP) (London, England) is seeking buyers for its largest investment in China. BP has a 50% stake in a petrochemicals joint venture with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec). According to Reuters, the petrochemical refinery, SECCO, could bring in between $2 billion and $3 billion, as BP attempts to shed assets of which it lacks control. Sinopec, »

Refinery Margins Squeezed as Gasoline Supply Continues to Build

Summer driving season is well under way. This time of year, also known as "gasoline season," runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is associated with declining supply inventories and improving refinery margins. However, the summer of 2016 actually has seen continued increases in gasoline supply that are well above five-year averages. While more pronounced in the U.S. »

Latest Refinery Turnaround and Maintenance Shutdowns from IIR Energy

Some recent developments: Tesoro Northwest Company is continuing with unplanned oil shutdown 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 »