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Sulfur tank explosion and fire at Tesoro Carson refinery

A fire erupted at Tesoro’s Carson refinery after a 1-ton sulfur tank exploded.

PDVSA sees future in consolidation with China

People’s Minister of Petroleum and President of Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Eulogio Del Pino, highlighted the importance of China-Venezuela bilateral relations to guarantee growth.

Study: Lower oil prices to boost petrochemical demand over long-term

The decline of oil is causing some supply chain destocking, but it is also helping to sow seeds for lower petrochemical prices and improving global petrochemical demand.

US refining group to sue EPA over failed renewable fuels mandate

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failure to issue the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard.

Gas blast at Curacao refinery injures workers

The incident took place as Isla refinery workers were preparing to carry out planned maintenance at a butane unit. Two contractors and a refinery fireman suffered burns.

Russia’s Rosneft, China’s CNPC to increase refining, LNG collaboration

Rosneft and CNPC leaders say they intend to proceed on upstream projects in Russia, refining in China (Tianjin refinery) and several other joint venues of work cooperation.

Celanese, Indian Oil to study building big India fuel ethanol plant

The project is expected to be located at Paradip in the Odisha State of India and will utilize petroleum coke (petcoke) from Indian Oil’s refineries as the primary ethanol feedstock.

Dow Chemical unveils apprenticeship program

Dow’s US program offers candidates 2-to-4 years of world-class training and on-job experience in some of the most sought after technical specialty positions in the industry.

Enterprise to build new Texas NGL fractionator

When the new fractionator is complete, Enterprise will have gross nameplate NGL fractionation capacity of 755,000 bpd at Mont Belvieu and total capacity of 1.2 million bpd.

LyondellBasell eyes further ethylene expansion at Channelview complex

LyondellBasell is studying a further expansion at its petrochemical complex in Channelview, Texas, that would potentially add as much as 250,000 tpy of new ethylene capacity.