Refinery Safety: Fire At Motiva Convent Refinery, No Injuries Reported

Heavy oil hydrocracker structurally damaged As always, we’re relieved that no one was injured in what is a critical system fire at the Motiva plant… Read more »

Refinery Construction: Contract Between Meridian Energy and Engineering Firm Vepica USA Inc for North Dakota Refinery Project Green-lit

The Davis refinery, being built in the Bakken Shale region, near Belfield ND, is expected to be fully operational in 2019, but will include 2… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Injury at Marathon’s Galveston Bay Refinery

Contract worker injured by electric shock, revived by refinery emergency personnel, taken to area hospital As always, we’re happy to note that refinery safety protocols… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Tesoro Found To Be At Fault In Worker Injuries – US Chemical Safety Board

Weak safety culture at Martinez, CA refinery contributed to injury incidents between 2010 and 2014 The board reviewed 15 instances where workers were sprayed with… Read more »

Refinery Operations: High Density Polyethylene Plant To Be Built By LyndondellBasell on US Gulf Coast

A part of LyondellBasell’s ongoing growth plan, this project is one of many ethylene expansion projects the company is undertaking. We’re always glad to hear of the… Read more »

Pipeline Safety: Husky Production Advances Undermined By Oil Spill

Local state of emergency declared Working hand in hand with Canadian federal and provincial officials, representatives from Husky are working on cleaning up the 1,570… Read more »

Refinery Operations: Wyoming Refinery, Logistical Assets Aquired By Par Pacific

Wyoming Refining Co. purchased by Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. Exciting news coming out of Wyoming as Par Pacific takes control of the Newcastle refinery, the… Read more »

Refinery Safety: California Refiners Face Stricter Safety Rules

Regulator proposals focus on strengthening workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries statewide. Following the August 2012 Chemical Release fire at Chevron Corp.’s Richmond, CA… Read more »

Refinery Documentation: Chemical Reform Law – Regulated Businesses To Face Expanded Information Collection And Reporting To EPA

Enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama, this new law expands EPA authority Regulating the manufacture, importation, and processing of chemicals while… Read more »

Refinery Construction: Proposed ND Refinery Receives Zoning Permit

Meridian Energy Group issued first of two critical permits to build Davis refinery in Billings County, ND The next step is for Meridian to file… Read more »