Refining

Clogged oil arteries slow US shale rush to record output

GUERNSEY, WYOMING (Reuters) — A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the US East Coast to travel about 25 mi has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets.

Russia keeps top spot as China oil supplier in May, Angola pips Saudi again

BEIJING (Reuters) — For the third month in a row, Russia has maintained its spot as China's top crude oil supplier and Angola clung onto the second spot over Saudi Arabia, data from Chinese customs for May imports showed on Friday.

Mexico's Pemex sees restart of Salina Cruz refinery on July 30

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexican state oil producer Pemex said on Thursday that it expects to restart operations on July 30 at Salina Cruz, its largest oil refinery, after it was hit last week hit by flooding and subsequent fire that forced a shutdown of the plant.

Dangote awards DuPont clean technology contracts for new oil refinery in Nigeria

WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont Clean Technologies announced today that Dangote Oil Refinery Company Ltd has commissioned a range of advanced proprietary equipment from DuPont for the construction of a new refinery in Lekki, near Nigeria’s capital, Lagos.

Air Liquide to supply hydrogen production technology to largest single train refinery

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has been selected to supply two hydrogen production steam methane reformer (SMR) units to Dangote Group, the largest manufacturing conglomerate in West Africa.

New Chinese refineries due for test runs in end-June, Aug.

(Reuters) — PetroChina's 260,000 bpd greenfield refinery in southwestern Yunnan province is due for test productions at end of this month, while CNOOC-operated Huizhou plant is targeting August for test runs, according to two senior industry sources with knowledge of the matter.

Fuel oil margins rise to five-year high, potential boon for simple refiners

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Fuel oil profit margins have surged to their highest in more than 5 yr on lower supplies and rising demand from electric power generators, which may push some refiners to increase their runs.

EIA: US refineries are running at record-high levels

Gross inputs to US petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 MMbpd for the week ending May 26, before dropping slightly to 17.5 MMbpd for the week ending June 2 and 17.6 MMbpd for the week ending June 9. Product supplied to the US market as well as inventories and exports are also at relatively high levels.

Finnish refiner Neste faces strike over proposed government stake sale

HELSINKI (Reuters) — Employee groups at Finnish refiner Neste plan to halt fuel distribution from its domestic refineries for more than six days in protest against government plans to reduce state ownership in the company.

Propane dehydrogenation plant in Korea reaches record production rate

CB&I and SK Advanced Co. Ltd. are celebrating the record production rates and outstanding operation of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Seoul, South Korea.