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Global Project Data: Spotlight on petrochemicals

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure (GEI) database is tracking more than 1,100 active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Global refinery capacity totaling 3.6 MM bpd at high-risk of closure

As much as 3.6 MM bpd of global refinery capacity has been assessed as being under high-risk of closure, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest refinery closure threat analysis. 

More than 20% of global oil refining capacity at risk, analysis finds

More than a fifth of global oil refining capacity is at risk of closure, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie found in analysis published, as gasoline margins weaken and the pressure to reduce carbon emissions mounts.

Petroperú selects Honeywell cybersecurity solutions to bolster cyber resiliency

Honeywell announced that Petróleos del Perú S.A., one of the largest hydrocarbon producers, refiners and distributors in Peru, will implement Honeywell cybersecurity solutions in order to help Petroperú strengthen the cyber resiliency of its refinery operations and accelerate its broader digital transformation.

PetroChina's Jieyang refinery to receive first Venezuelan oil cargo

PetroChina's Jieyang refinery will receive its first direct crude oil cargo from Venezuela, according to trade sources and ship tracking data on Kpler, after Washington temporarily lifted sanctions on the OPEC producer.

Global LNG market will 'be tight' until 2026 - TotalEnergies CEO

The global LNG market will be tight until 2026, Patrick Pouyanne, CEO of TotalEnergies, said at a conference in Houston.

Colombia cops seize 7.3-MM gallons of crude in raids on illegal refineries

Colombian police have seized more than seven million gallons of crude oil in raids on illegal refineries, in an operation targeting production of bootleg fuel in Norte de Santander province.

Brazil's 2024 ethanol exports seen strong, helped by corn ethanol

Brazil has the potential to maintain exports of ethanol at strong levels in 2024, after last year posting the highest volumes since 2020 due to an increase in corn ethanol supply.

Brazil mills boost sugar capacity, 'leave' ethanol to corn processors

Brazil cane mills will boost their sugar production capacity as much as 10% in the new season from April to take advantage of relatively high sugar prices and as increasing supplies of corn make the grain a cheap feedstock for ethanol output.

Return of U.S. oil sanctions would clip Venezuela's output gains, analysts say

A possible reimposition of U.S. oil sanctions on Venezuela next month would stagnate the OPEC-member country's crude output, wiping out the small gains it has achieved in recent years.

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