Hydrocarbon Processing Refinery shuts coker due to upset Motiva Enterprises shut the large coker at its 607,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery after a malfunction in the unit. Saudi Aramco asks banks to pitch for roles in planned IPO Saudi Aramco has formally asked major banks to submit proposals for potential roles in its planned initial public offering Venture Global Announces Financial Close for Calcasieu Pass LNG Venture Global LNG announced the closing of the project financing for the company’s Calcasieu Pass LNG facility. Brazil's Petrobras received three binding offers for LPG unit Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA received three binding offers to sell its LPG distribution unit Liquigas Distribuidora SA Petronas restarting Saudi-Malaysian refinery CDU Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical, a joint venture between Petronas and Saudi Aramco, has begun to restart a crude distillation unit at its oil refinery in Malaysia Nigeria awards crude-for-product swap deals Nigerian state oil company NNPC said that 15 companies had won the right to swap the nation’s crude oil for fuels following a tender for the deals. PES up against the clock to sell Philadelphia refinery in cash crunch Finding a buyer for Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ oil refinery has grown urgent as the bankrupt company’s funds dwindle. Chevron Lummus Global secures Spanish refinery contract Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) announced it has been selected by Compañía Española de Petróleos (CEPSA) to provide licensed technology for its Algeciras Refinery in Spain. RFA to Australia: Choose ethanol, not petroleum reserve The Renewable Fuels Association encouraged Australia’s energy minister to strongly consider U.S. ethanol imports as a cleaner, more affordable alternative to purchasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve US refinery runs expected to decline for first time in 10 years U.S. gross inputs to refineries, also known as refinery runs, have increased each year since 2009, most recently reaching a record high of 17.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018.