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 »

AIS At AFPM Summit

AIS Software will be attending the fall AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit on October 2-4 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference… Read more »

Refinery Operations – Motiva Resumes Production After Harvey

Photo Courtesy Motiva The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, the largest oil refinery in the US, restarted production of its 325,000 BPD VPS-5 crude distillation… Read more »

Refinery Safety – Refinery Worker Dies After HollyFrontier Fire

Sadly, another refinery worker has died of burns and injuries sustained from an explosion and fire at HollyFrontier’s El Dorado, Kansas refinery. The fire started… Read more »