Marathon Petroleum Corp. evacuated workers from a portion of its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas due to a butane leak, but no injuries were reported.
Unintended fugitive emissions from pressurized plant components have long been a key concern for operators as well as regulators.
In 2013, Refinery “X” was experiencing serious pump distress—the third or fourth in a 12-month period. We received calls about the latest thrust bearing failure event on this important 3,560-rpm process pump. Soon after, a surprisingly similar incident happened at Refinery “Y” in 2015. Both incidents are considered here.
Dominion Virginia Power is assessing options for its proposed offshore wind demonstration project in light of an announcement today that the US DOE is withdrawing $40 MM in funding.
Daimler said it will spend €3 B ($3.35 B) to curtail diesel exhaust pollution levels by modifying its engines and exhaust treatment systems.
Voters at ExxonMobil Corp.'s annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the board, meaning a climate activist could eventually become a director at the world's largest publicly traded oil company.
Major investors, including Dutch pension fund PGGM, have criticized Shell's climate change policy in recent months, saying it should do more to mitigate climate change risks.
The increase did not go far enough for the farm lobby and biofuels companies like Poet LLC, which have spent millions to produce advanced biofuels. Meanwhile, oil industry advocates, who have criticized previous targets as unrealistic, renewed calls for an overhaul of the program.
Releasing the blending targets ahead of 2017 is part of the US EPA's efforts to get the controversial policy program for domestic refiners back on track after many years of delays.
Curbing increasing levels of greenhouse gas emissions remains a key requirement, and challenge, for global oil refiners and gas producers.