http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Refinery shuts coker due to upset https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/brazils-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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/08/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.