HOUSTON (Reuters) -- Shell Oil Co, the US unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said on Monday it expects to divide the refineries and other assets of the Motiva Enterprises joint venture with co-owner Saudi Aramco in the second quarter of 2017.
ANTWERP (Reuters) -- Strong residual demand for oil products and the emergence of only a handful of new refineries will protect the profits of Europe's long struggling operations this year, but experts expect the hammer to fall on the weakest from 2018.
LONDON (Reuters) -- Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore has extended a deal with Libya's state oil firm to be the sole marketer of one third of the country's current crude oil production, sources familiar with the matter said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Global oil producers pumping out crude have found particularly willing buyers lately in the United States, where refiners have reaped short-term benefits from buying foreign crude.
HOUSTON (Reuters) -- Differing estimates between would-be buyers and LyondellBasell Industries over the value of the company's Houston refinery resulted in Lyondell's inability to sell the plant last year, Chief Executive Bob Patel said on Friday.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) -- Petroleo Brasileiro SA remains undecided about the sale of some refineries, a sign Brazil's state-controlled oil company might be leaning toward forming partnerships by offering stakes in some of them, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Indonesia's Pertamina has removed its CEO Dwi Soetjipto and Deputy CEO Ahmad Bambang, company and government officials said on Friday citing leadership problems, and new and renewable energy director Yenni Andayani has been appointed acting CEO.
SEOUL (Reuters) -- Refining margins will stay firm in 2017, backed by limited additions to refined product supplies and solid demand growth, SK Innovation, which owns South Korea's top refiner, said on Friday.
(Reuters) -- US independent oil refiner Phillips 66 posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as margins were squeezed by the narrowing gap between US crude prices and globally-traded Brent crude, to which prices of refined products are tied.
ANTWERP (Reuters) -- Increased refinery maintenance in Asia and the Middle East is expected to boost profits for operators in other regions in the first half of this year, market watchers said on Wednesday.