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Phillips 66 on track to achieve full renewable diesel production at Rodeo facility

Independent U.S. oil refiner Phillips 66 said it is in the final stages of converting an oil refinery in California into a renewable fuel plant with a capacity of 50,000 bpd by the end of the second quarter of 2024.

Parkland's Burnaby Refinery safely returned to normal operations

Parkland Corporation announced that the Burnaby refinery safely returned to normal operations on March 29, 2024, following an unplanned shutdown originating from extreme cold weather on January 12, 2024.

Nigeria's Dangote refinery supplies petroleum products to local market

Nigeria's Dangote oil refinery started supplying petroleum products to the local market, a company executive and fuel marketing associations said, a major step in the country's quest for energy independence.

U.S. petroleum product exports set another record high in 2023

Petroleum product exports from the U.S. averaged a record 6.1 MM bpdy in 2023, an 2.5% increase from 2022, according to EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly.

The Neste refinery in Porvoo, Finland is gearing up for a significant turnaround in 2024

Neste maintains safe and uninterrupted refinery operations through regularly scheduled maintenance shutdowns, with preparations for the major turnaround at its Porvoo, Finland refinery, which commenced on April 1st, including shutdowns of process units occurring from April to June.

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Industrial AI for guided diagnosis of KPI deviations in production operations

ADNOC cuts Upper Zakum oil exports sharply after diverting supply to refinery

Exports of Upper Zakum crude from the United Arab Emirates fell sharply in March after ADNOC diverted more supply to its own refinery and boosted shipments of its lighter Murban oil.

An innovative process for simultaneously producing high-purity benzene and U.S.-grade gasoline from FCC C6 heartcut

Reliance Industries Ltd.: Garg, M.  |  Patil, R.  |  Sapre, A. V.
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum: Kumar, S.  |  Ghosh, P.

Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) II regulations restrict the average benzene level in gasoline sold in the U.S. to 0.62 vol%. In India and in several other countries, benzene in gasoline is presently restricted to 1 vol%. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) gasoline contributes to nearly 10%–20% of the gasoline pool in a typical refinery.