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Ukraine long-range attacks continue to disrupt Russian refining, energy operations

Ukraine attacked a power substation in Russian-occupied Crimea, an oil depot and railway station in Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossiysk and an oil refinery in the port town of Tuapse overnight.

HSBC to arrange funds for $1.49-B expansion project at Vietnam's Binh Son refinery

Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical has chosen HSBC Bank as the export credit agency for a project to expand its Dung Quat refinery.

Oil prices rise after positive U.S. economic data

Oil futures rose on Thursday bolstered by slower than expected inflation and a stabilizing U.S. job market, providing positive signs for future rate cuts and demand.

ExxonMobil completes annual maintenance at Joliet (U.S.) refinery

ExxonMobil has finished annual maintenance work at the 250,000-bpd Joliet refinery in Illinois and is in the process of restarting operations.

China's CNCEC to build 300,000-bpd Al-Faw refinery in Iraq

China's National Chemical Engineering Company (CNCEC) has inked a deal with the Southern Refineries Company to build a 300,000-bpd refinery in Al-Faw, Iraq.

Higher refinery costs could increase summer gasoline prices says US EIA

Average monthly prices for regular-grade retail gasoline in the U.S. could increase by more than $0.10/gal if refinery output is lower than expected, according to an analysis published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Govt.-backed Chinese refiner seeks oil import quota after restructuring

Jincheng Petrochemical, a newly restructured independent refiner controlled by the Liaoning provincial government in northeastern China, is seeking crude oil import quotas for its three plants.

US appeals court upholds biofuel blending mandates for 2020-2022

A U.S. appeals court upheld a rule from President Joe Biden's administration that set the amount of biofuels that oil refiners were required to blend into the nation's fuel mix from 2020 through 2022, rejecting a challenge by oil refiners to the mandates.

HIF Global secures nearly $165-MM in investments to develop eFuels

HIF Global announced a combined investment from existing shareholders and the Japanese energy company Idemitsu Kosan, securing $164 MM to fund its eFuels projects.

Japan's Idemitsu books 41-B ($263-MM) yen loss on Vietnam's refinery in 2023/24

Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan said on Tuesday it booked a 41.1-B yen ($263 MM) provision for bad debt related to the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical in Vietnam for the year ended March 31 due to heavy costs from rising U.S. interest rates.