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South Korean authorities probe origins of naphtha imports

South Korean authorities are investigating imports of naphtha, a petrochemical feedstock, looking into whether supply from Russia was being mislabeled as fuel from elsewhere, multiple sources familiar with the matter said.

Ukraine knocks out Russian refinery in major attack

Ukraine pounded targets in Russia with dozens of drones and rockets in an attack that inflicted serious damage on a major oil refinery and sought to pierce the land borders of the world's biggest nuclear power with armed proxies.

Fire at Exxon Mobil French refinery under control, authorities say

A fire at Exxon Mobil's Port Jerome-Gravenchon refinery in northern France, which broke out earlier, has been brought under control, local authorities said.

Work at Lukoil's refinery in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod temporarily suspended

Work at the refinery of Russia's Lukoil in Nizhny Novgoorod was temporarily suspended due to an "incident," Russia's RIA state news agency reported, citing the oil company.

At least two injured in Iran's Aftab refinery incident, no deaths, state media says

At least two people were injured in an incident during a maintenance operation at the Aftab oil refinery in Iran's Bandar Abbas, Iranian state media outlets reported, citing the operating company

EU wants fossil fuel sector to help pay to combat climate change

The European Union is set to call for the fossil fuel industry to help pay for fighting climate change in poorer countries under a United Nations target, a draft document shows, as nations prepare for talks this year on a global finance goal.

API strengthens piping inspection standards with new updates

The American Petroleum Institute announced the release of the fifth editions of API 570, Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems; and Recommended Practice 574, Inspection Practices for Piping System Components, two foundational standards for safeguarding piping systems used in the global refining and petrochemical industries.

MMA production via ACH Process and acrylonitrile-related production discontinued at Hiroshima, Japan plant, withdrawal from certain businesses to follow

The Mitsubishi Chemical Group hereby announces that it has decided to discontinue MMA monomer production by the ACH process as well as the production of acrylonitrile and acrylonitrile derivatives at the Mitsubishi Chemical Hiroshima Plant.

Human skull discovered at Whiting (U.S.) bp oil refinery, according to East Chicago Police

Human remains, identified as a skull, were discovered at the bp Whiting Refinery in Northwest Indiana.

Yemen's Houthis target fuel tanker Torm Thor in Gulf of Aden

Yemen's Houthis targeted MV Torm Thor, a U.S.-flagged, owned, and operated oil tanker, in the Gulf of Aden, the Iran-aligned group's military spokesman Yahya Sarea said, as the militants continue to attack shipping lanes in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.