Up From the Ashes – Hovensa Refinery to Restart in 2020

  The Hovensa Refinery on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands was at one time one of the largest refineries in the world. It… Read more »

Canada’s Newest Refinery Completes Commissioning

The Sturgeon Refinery, a new 80,000 BPD refinery northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, just completed construction and commissioning of its 10 major units last month and will… Read more »

Improving Process Safety & Risk Management

Image courtesy Petrotechnics AIS Software’s mission is to offer the oil, gas, and chemicals industries high-quality and intuitive process safety management solutions. UTL, the process operations… Read more »

Oil Industry Looking UP in 2018

Exxon Mobil, along with numerous other refiners across the country plan to invest billions of dollars in the United States due in part to the… Read more »

2017 International Oil Refining Projects With Impact

2017 showcased many international oil refinery projects with major impacts in world oil production. This report from Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine provides some details of these massive expansions… Read more »

Chevron Phillips Chemical Nears Completion of Ethane Cracker Unit

  Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (CPCC), a joint venture of Chevron Corp. and Phillips 66, has completed construction of a 1.5 million-ton/year ethane cracker… Read more »

US Oil Consumption Increases

According to the American Petroleum Institute, the total US petroleum product deliveries reached their highest October monthly average since 2007.  19.9 million barrels per day… Read more »

Shell Looks at the Future of Refining

Shell, the world’s largest fuel retailer, is looking at the future of oil refining when regulations and market forces replace petroleum-powered vehicles with electric vehicles…. Read more »

When Will The Refineries Start To Close?

Will oil and gas consumption decrease in the future as climate change legislation and electric-powered vehicles alter the balance of petrochemical consumption? This is an… Read more »

Refinery Operations – Midwestern Refineries Are Changing

The flow of crude oil and refined products flowing across the American Midwest is changing. Over the past few years, Midwestern refiners have spent billions… Read more »