http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Petrochemical plant blast due to 'fundamental failure' - U.S. safety board https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/petrochemical-plant-blast-due-to-fundamental-failure-us-safety-board Initial details on what caused explosions at a petrochemical plant have been released, although officials say detailed answers are likely months away. Trump administration sees partial waivers as potential fix in biofuel debate https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/trump-administration-sees-partial-waivers-as-potential-fix-in-biofuel-debate The Trump administration believes it can assuage farmer anger over its biofuels policy by agreeing to use more partial waivers for oil refineries, signaling a potential solution to a protracted battle between Big Corn and Big Oil. Honeywell technology to purify hydrogen for petrochemical complex https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/honeywell-technology-to-purify-hydrogen-for-petrochemical-complex Honeywell announced that Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Co., Ltd. is using a Honeywell UOP Polybed™ pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit to supply high-purity hydrogen to its integrated refining and petrochemicals complex in China. China November crude oil imports hit record high as refiners race to use up quotas https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/china-november-crude-oil-imports-hit-record-high-as-refiners-race-to-use-up-quotas China’s crude oil imports hit a record high on a daily basis in November, as refiners operated at high run rates to use up annual import quotas. Strike-hit Neste says Finnish sites back to full production this week https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/strike-hit-neste-says-finnish-sites-back-to-full-production-this-week Finnish oil refiner and biofuel producer Neste is running its Finnish refineries at a lower capacity during a large, three-day strike of industrial workers and expects to return to full capacity later this week Citgo quarterly profit jumps on boost from higher refining capacity https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/citgo-quarterly-profit-jumps-on-boost-from-higher-refining-capacity Citgo Petroleum Corp, the U.S. refining unit of Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, reported a 76.2% rise in profit for the third quarter, compared with the second, benefiting from increased capacity. Petrobras advances refinery project with China's CNPC https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/petrobras-advances-refinery-project-with-chinas-cnpc Petroleo Brasileiro SA has completed a feasibility study with China’s CNPC over refining operations in Rio de Janeiro Shell shuts unit at Pernis oil refinery after crude spill https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/shell-shuts-unit-at-pernis-oil-refinery-after-crude-spill Royal Dutch Shell said it had shut a unit at its Pernis oil refinery in the Netherlands after a crude spill a day earlier. U.S. petroleum exports exceed imports in September https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/us-petroleum-exports-exceed-imports-in-september In September 2019, the United States exported 89,000 barrels per day (b/d) more petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) than it imported, the first month this has happened since monthly records began in 1973. Flow measurement solution helps improve product quality https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/12/flow-measurement-solution-helps-improve-product-quality Emerson’s Rosemount™ MS Slurry Sensor with the Rosemount 8782 Slurry Transmitter is a slurry magnetic flow meter specifically designed for high noise and slurry applications for use in the oil and gas, mining, and pulp and paper industries.