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Louisiana Offshore Oil Port to expand Clovelly Hub, more news

-The <b>Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP)</b> will add three new aboveground oil storage tanks and 1.1 million barrels of storage capacity to its Clovelly …

EPA draws fire over Colorado mine spill

The EPA has drawn criticism from lawmakers and state officials over a toxic spill unleashed last week while the agency was inspecting a dormant gold …

Shell Deer Park plant accidentally spills butadiene, more news

-More than 326,000 pounds of butadiene were accidentally released from a tank at <b>Shell’s</b> Deer Park, Texas, facility on Sunday. Via the Houston …

Phillips 66 investigating fire at Rodeo refinery, more news

-<b>Phillips 66</b> is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at its Rodeo, California, Sunday afternoon. Via the Contra Costa Times, Phillips 66 …

Refining News, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Industrial Services, Downstream News, Power Gen, Construction, Industry Resources

More Stories...<p>Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Andeavor announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which MPC will acquire …

Sixteen states ask EPA to put emissions rules on hold, more news

-Sixteen states have asked the Obama Administration to suspend its final rule on carbon emissions from power plants while they challenge it in court. …

Refining News, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Industrial Services, Downstream News, Power Gen, Construction, Industry Resources

More Stories...<p>Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Andeavor announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which MPC will acquire …

Chevron Preps Work on BC LNG Project Despite Hereditary Chiefs' Opposition

The mining giant says it has the "full support" of First Nations to start the project, but it's hardly guaranteed to happen.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>A final investment decision has yet to be made for Chevron's Kitimat LNG project, but that hasn't stopped the company from …

The company behind the Gatwick oil discovery just bought a massive slice of another field nearby

UKOG revealed in a regulatory announcement that it has bought a 20% interest in the UK onshore licence PEDL143 from Egdon Resources.<p>The 91.8 square kilometres (35.5 square miles) PEDL143 licence is located to the immediate west of the Horse Hill-1 oil field which has 9,245 million barrels of oil in …

A massive discovery in Mexico could mark the dawn of a new oil boom

The five fields, situated off the states of Campeche and Tabasco, have total proven, probable, and possible reserves that may be as high as 350 million barrels of crude oil equivalent and could produce as much as 200,000 barrels a day, Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya told an energy conference in …

US oil rig count falls for 29th straight week, total count climbs

The oil rig count fell by three to 628, the lowest since August 6, 2010.<p>The number of oil and gas rigs in operation rose by two to 859.<p>Last week, the number of oil rigs in operation fell for a 28th consecutive week, by four, and the combined count of oil and gas rigs fell by two.<p>Following the data, …

Oil

Kinder Morgan to start up new condensate splitter next month

Kinder Morgan is planning to start up a second new condensate splitter at its Houston Ship Channel complex in July. Via Reuters, the company will …

ExxonMobil Beaumont refinery workers OK six-year contract, more news

-Union workers at <b>ExxonMobil’s</b> Beaumont, Texas, refinery on Thursday agreed to a six-year contract with the company. Via Reuters, sources say …

Magellan, LBC Tank Terminals to build new Houston oil terminal

Magellan Midstream Partners and Belgian firm LBC Tank Terminals have entered a joint venture to build a $95 million, 700,000-barrel crude oil …

Filling the gap: U.S. poised to be world’s top oil producer

When it comes to the energy business, Ryan Sitton believes there is no better focal point from which to operate than the U.S. — particularly, the …

Dow’s Heins leading Houston site into prosperous future

Although Monty Heins has only been Dow Houston Operations’ site manager for about a year now, his more than 29-year career with Dow has equipped and …

ExxonMobil refinery, manager Northcutt led by integrity

From his first job hoeing weeds in hot cotton fields to his college days working summers in the oil fields of West Texas laying pipe and cleaning out …

Paul leads ExxonMobil Baytown through transformational time

Woody Paul, plant manager of the ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant, believes the current state of the manufacturing and petrochemical industry is …

Blueknight Energy Partners to build $300M east Texas oil pipeline

Oklahoma City firm Blueknight Energy Partners on Wednesday announced plans to build a $300 million, 160-mile crude oil pipeline from the east Texas …

Tempton, Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery embark on $3B expansion

With the rebirth of the energy industry in Texas and across the U.S., the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery is enjoying unprecedented growth. At the helm …