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Operations at Venezuelan oil terminal halted by spill

(Reuters) -- Shipping operations at one of three docks of Venezuela's main crude exporting port were halted after an oil spill occurred while loading a vessel bound for India, union and shipping sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Neste, Bioenergy La Tuque to start R&D on utilizing forest residues in biofuel

Neste and Bioenergy La Tuque have started R&D cooperation with the objective of studying the potential of using forest residues as a raw material in biofuel production in La Tuque, Canada.

Mexico's Pemex imports first diesel cargo via train from US

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's state oil company Pemex began receiving imported fuel by train at a new privately run terminal for the first time in January as companies expand storage and transportation operations under the country's energy opening, a senior executive said in an interview.

RPM acquires manufacturer of specialty chemicals for infrastructure industry

MEDINA, Ohio -- RPM International Inc. announced that it has acquired Prime Resins to be part of its USL Group. Prime Resins is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and equipment for infrastructure construction and repair.

Fuel sales in Brazil fall for 2nd consecutive year in 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) -- Fuel sales in Brazil fell for the second consecutive year in 2016, the country's fuel distributors' association Sindicom said in a note on Monday.

Oil up on Saudi commitment to cut; US output seen rising

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) -- Oil prices were up on Monday, buoyed by Saudi commitments to reducing production, even as US output is expected to increase again this year.

EPA to propose process to prioritize, evaluate chemicals

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving to propose how it will prioritize and evaluate chemicals, given that the final processes must be in place within the first year of the new law’s enactment, or before June 22.

Power outage halts output at Mexico's Tula crude refinery

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's second-biggest oil refinery was hit by a power outage that halted production, state oil company Pemex said on Saturday.

Pemex sells Maya crude to US West Coast for first time since 2008

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's Pemex has begun selling heavy Maya crude for the first time since 2008 to US West Coast refiners, the head of the state oil company's international trading arm said on Thursday.

US EPA locks in 2025 fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- US Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy on Friday finalized a determination that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be locked in through 2025, a bid to maintain a key part of his administration's climate legacy.