Refining

Oil refiners face reprieve as maintenance tames fuel glut

Oil refiners reeling from tumbling profits can expect some reprieve in the coming weeks as lower production could tame a huge global excess of gasoline and diesel.

LyondellBasell retains bank for potential Houston refinery sale

LyondellBasell Industries has retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch to help with the potential sale of its refinery in Houston.

Enerkem's Edmonton biofuel facility obtains ISCC certification

Enerkem Inc. obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada.

Phillips 66 delays planned SRU maintenance at Borger, Texas refinery

Phillips 66 delayed a planned maintenance on a sulfur recovery unit that was scheduled for Friday at its Borger, Texas, refinery.

EIA: Crude price differentials a factor as refining profits converge

Refinery earnings were lower in Q2 2016 compared with the same time last year and are converging among different locations globally.

Saudi Aramco could reduce stake in $5.5 B Indonesia refinery project

Aramco has asked to cut its share of the project to upgrade a refinery in Cilacap in the province of Central Java to 30% from 45%

Technip, BTG to build pyrolysis plants for biomass-to-oil production

Technip signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids to provide EPC services for its modular pyrolysis plants.

Phillips 66 shuts gasoline-producing unit at Westlake refinery

Phillips 66 shut a gasoline-making reformer unit at its Westlake, Louisiana refinery earlier this month, and advanced planned work on the unit.

Total halts Grandpuits' fluid catalytic cracking unit for maintenance

French oil and gas company Total has shut down the fluid catalytic cracking unit at its 102 Mbpd Grandpuits refinery for maintenance.

Unit at Venezuela's Amuay refinery offline after leak

The catalytic cracker at Venezuela's largest refinery Amuay was offline on Tuesday after a problem with a valve.