Refining

Total says expects Port Arthur, Texas refinery output to return soon

HOUSTON (Reuters) — Total SA expects production soon from its 225,500-bpd Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, which has been shut since an Aug. 30 power outage during Tropical Storm Harvey, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Monroe Energy sees delays unloading supertanker of W.African crude

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Monroe Energy, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, ran out of crude oil at its 185,000-bpd Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery after delays in unloading a supertanker called C. Innovator, according to a source familiar with the company's operations and Reuters shipping data.

JXTG to shut Muroran petchem plant as Japan gasoline demand fades

TOKYO (Reuters) — JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corp, Japan's biggest oil refiner, said on Wednesday it will shut its Muroran petrochemicals plant due to falling demand for gasoline in Japan.

India needs to double refining capacity by 2040 to meet fuel demand growth

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — India needs to double its refining capacity by 2040 to meet rising fuel demand as an expanding middle class buys more passenger vehicles and its economy grows, a top refinery official said on Wednesday.

Petrotechnics’ survey reveals reality of risk in the global hydrocarbon industry

ABERDEEN, Scotland, UK — Petrotechnics, the developer of the hazardous industries’ first software platform for operational excellence, has released its 2017 Operational Risk and Process Safety Management survey results. Insights from more than 200 senior industry leaders reveal that only 6% believe their companies are fully up-to-date with their scheduled safety-critical maintenance.

Strong growth in fuel demand accelerates oil market rebalancing

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Strong oil demand growth in emerging economies led by China and India but also from Europe is drawing down oil stockpiles faster than expected, putting the global market firmly on track to rebalance, senior industry executives said on Tuesday.

India's HPCL makes its first US oil purchase

NEW DELHI (Reuters) — Indian state refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp has made its first purchase of US oil, buying high sulfur crude Mars in a tender, company chairman M. K. Surana said on Monday.

Damaged New Zealand fuel pipeline restarted

SYDNEY (Reuters) — A damaged pipeline that resulted in a fuel shortage across New Zealand and grounded hundreds of flights was restarted on Sunday after repairs were completed, officials said.

Japan's Cosmo Oil to boost diesel output to meet demand from ships from 2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Japan's Cosmo Oil plans to increase diesel output at its Sakai refinery in Osaka, looking to capitalize on an expected jump in demand when a global mandate for ships to switch to cleaner fuels kicks in from 2020, its top executives said.

China's state planner approves new oil refinery in Hebei province

BEIJING (Reuters) — The Hebei provincial division of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on Monday that it approved a refinery project owned by private company Risun Coal Chemicals Co.