Crude oil

Global refinery margins lose steam as Russian oil finds new outlets

Global diesel margins have slumped by about half since February, dragging on refiners' profits, as Russian exports continue despite sanctions, helping output from China and India reach all-time highs in March.

Japan receives first low-carbon ammonia cargo from Saudi Arabia

Japan received its first low-carbon ammonia cargo from Saudi Arabia on Friday which it plans to use for co-firing with fossil fuels to reduce carbon emissions.

TotalEnergies' crude unit shut at Texas refinery

A crude distillation unit, a coker and the alkylation unit are shut at TotalEnergies' 238,000 barrel-per-day Port Arthur, Texas, refinery.

China's big refineries crowd out teapots for discounted Russian oil

Chinese state oil giants and major private refiners are sweeping up more Russian crude, supporting prices and forcing smaller independents to seek out cheap alternatives such as Iranian oil.

Digital Feature: Enhanced radar level measurement performance solves key challenges in downstream interface applications

The efficiency with which oil and water are separated and flow out of a separator into independent channels with as little product cross-contamination as possible, has a significant effect on the final product quality and profitability. Optimizing the separation process requires instrumentation that can accurately and reliably measure the interface level between the liquids.

“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary vows to build $14-B oil refinery in the US

Kevin O’Leary, star of “Shark Tank” and chairman of O’Leary Ventures announced his plans to build a $14-B oil refinery with the goal of reigniting America’s energy independence.

India's March fuel demand soars on robust economic activity

India's fuel consumption jumped to a record high in March fueled by robust economic activity in the world's third biggest oil consumer.

Western curbs on Russian oil products redraw global shipping map

Global fuel suppliers are turning to longer and costlier routes that produce more carbon emissions to move their diesel and other products as Western restrictions on Russian cargoes have reshuffled global energy shipping patterns.

Valero's Port Arthur refinery prepares small CDU restart

Valero Energy Corp is preparing to restart the small crude distillation unit at its 335,000 bpd Port Arthur, Texas refinery after completing a planned overhaul.

VOC reduction at Raffineria di Milazzo’s SRU complex—Part 2

Based on new environmental regulations focusing on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the emissions point of a refinery’s sulfur recovery unit (SRU), Raffineria di Milazzo—a JV between Eni and Kuwait Petroleum Italia—carried out troubleshooting activities to identify and implement suitable actions to minimize the concentration of VOCs at the emissions point of the SRU complex.