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Refining

U.S. crude imports touch 2-yr high despite lukewarm demand

U.S. crude oil imports last month rose to a nearly 2-yr high as refiners scooped up heavy crudes from Canada and Latin America to process into fuels for summer driving season.

New DNV survey highlights oil and gas sector paradox

The latest DNV survey, “The Paradox of Petroleum—How the oil and gas sector is transforming through uncertainty,” gathered insights from nearly 450 senior oil and gas professionals to examine rapidly evolving trends and the near-term outlook for the sector.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board issues final report into fatal 2022 fire at bp-Husky Refinery near Toledo, Ohio (U.S.)

Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued its final investigation report into the fatal naphtha release and fire at the BP-Husky Toledo Refinery in Oregon, Ohio, on September 20, 2022, which resulted in the death of two bp employees.

New Energy Blue and ARCO/Murray partner to build biomass refineries to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals

New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer whose technology converts agricultural waste into lowest-carbon biofuels and biochemicals, and ARCO/Murray announced a partnership to build out the New Energy Biomass Refinery designed platform across the American Midwest.

Mexico's new Pemex refinery still needs important work, is far from ready

Mexican state energy company Pemex is unlikely to produce any commercially viable motor fuels at its new Olmeca refinery before the end of the year, five sources said, despite pressure that it should be ready before the outgoing president's term ends.

Vietnam's Binh Son refinery signs deal to buy Bach Ho crude

Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical has signed a new contact to buy crude oil from Bach Ho field for the 2024–2027 period. The crude oil will be for the operations of its 130,000-bpd Dung Quat refinery in central Vietnam, the company said in a statement.

Drone crashes into Ilsky oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar region

A drone crashed into the Ilsky oil refinery in Russia's southern Krasnodar region on Friday, injuring at least two people and causing a small fire.

Indian refiners' May crude processing rises on firm demand

Indian refiners processed nearly 1.3% more crude oil in May than a year earlier, while the share of Russian supplies in imports to the world's third biggest oil consumer increased.

Hengyuan Refining flags revenue impact after cracking unit shutdown

Hengyuan Refining Co. expects an unplanned shutdown of its long residue catalytic cracking unit (LRCCU) to impact its revenue.

China produces first nuclear-generated steam for petrochemicals plant

China's first nuclear-based steam generation project began production on Wednesday, state-run China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said in a Wechat post announcing the latest step in Chinese efforts to decarbonize heavy industry.