Hydrocarbon Processing Petrochemical plant blast due to 'fundamental failure' - U.S. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.