Refining

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.

Shell says fire extinguished at Singapore refinery-petchem plant

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Royal Dutch Shell said a fire at its Singapore refinery-petrochemical site was extinguished on Sunday and no one was hurt in the incident.

Saudi Arabia to supply full Jan crude volumes to several Asian buyers

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, will supply full contractual volumes of crude to five North Asian refiners in January, unchanged from the previous month, five sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Iraq boosts output capacity at Kirkuk oil refinery

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — Iraq's Oil Ministry has added a new processing unit to the Kirkuk oil refinery, increasing the plant’s capacity to 56,000 bpd, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Trafigura buys downstream oil assets in Argentina

LONDON (Reuters) — Commodities trader Trafigura said it has agreed to buy an oil refinery, more than 250 service stations, a lubricants plant and fuel storage terminal in Argentina from Pampa Energia SA.

Mauritius turns to Saudi fuel cargoes after court bans Indian supplies

PORT LOUIS/NEW DELHI (Reuters) — The island-nation of Mauritius has started buying fuel from Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco after a court ordered a ban on Indian fuel supplies because of a dispute between the country and a shipping firm.

Sinopec's Jinling plant ships first bitumen cargo to Hawaii

BEIJING (Reuters) — Sinopec Corp’s Jinling refinery in eastern China shipped a cargo of bitumen, a heavy oil product used mainly in road paving, to the state of Hawaii for the first time, according to a report on Friday on the website of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC).

China's Nov crude imports rise to 2nd highest on record

BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s natural gas imports in November rose to a record as domestic demand surged while crude imports were the second-highest ever, as refiners ramped up output to cash in on strong profits as fuel prices soar, customs data showed on Friday.

Russian oil refining seen at 280 MMt in 2017, 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian oil refining is expected at around 280 MMt this year, remaining at around the same levels in 2018, deputy energy minister Kirill Molodtsov told reporters.

Alfa Laval awarded $6.5-MM heat exchanger order

LUND, Sweden — Alfa Laval—a company in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling—has won an order to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers to a refinery in the Middle East.