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ECC '17: Transformative change

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the 49th ECC event, Liam Mallon, President of ExxonMobil Development Co., gave a keynote address entitled, "Transformative change: A necessity for current and future success."

Argentina to levy 8% tax on biodiesel exports

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) — Argentina will put an 8% tax on biodiesel exports starting next year, the government said in its official gazette on Wednesday, just days after the United States accused the South American country of subsidizing the fuel.

SNC-Lavalin, Saudi Aramco sign MoU supporting in-country opportunities

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin and Saudi Aramco today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signaling SNC-Lavalin's continued commitment to creating and accelerating opportunities for local workforces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

TransCanada clashes with pipeline opponents at Nebraska hearing

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) — Opponents of TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline argued on Tuesday that regulators in Nebraska had no authority to approve the line's "alternative" path through the state and that the project should be considered dead.

Tankers gather off PDVSA ports amid delays exporting fuel oil

HOUSTON (Reuters) — An accumulation of tankers waiting to load around Venezuelan ports has grown in recent days as state-run oil company PDVSA struggles to deliver fuel oil for exports, according to traders and Reuters vessel tracking data.

Axens expands US catalyst manufacturing plant

Axens completed the expansion of its Calvert City, Kentucky manufacturing plant to produce its Impulse hydroprocessing catalysts Series in North America.

India gov't favors petcoke import ban, US would be biggest loser

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — India’s government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke to curb air pollution, according to a government affidavit filed with its top court, which could be a big blow to US refiners who export heavily to the country.

Fuel shippers seek US review of 'excessive' Colonial Pipeline rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Oil major Chevron, leading refiner Valero and Delta Air Lines have complained to the US energy watchdog about fees Colonial Pipeline charges to ship gasoline, diesel and jet fuel over its fuel network, the country's largest.

Kinder Morgan Canada wins Trans Mountain pipe expansion appeal

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Canada's energy regulator ruled on Thursday in favor of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's appeal to sidestep some municipal permits for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a major victory for the $5.8-B project.

Trump to meet US senators to discuss biofuels policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will lead a delegation of lawmakers in a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday to argue for changes to the nation's biofuels policy to protect oil refining jobs.