An aerial view of Kinder Morgan Energy Partner's Battleground Oil Specialty Co. (BOSTCO) project. (photo: Kinder Morgan)

Kinder Morgan opens its BOSTCO oil terminal on Houston Ship Channel

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Twenty of the 51 storage tanks built during the first phase of construction are being placed into service this month, and the remaining tanks will come online during the next six months.
A schematic of the Skyonic chemical plant planned at San Antonio’s Capitol Cement plant shows silos for chemical storage. Piping extends from the front right to the back left, taking the cement plant’s flue gas through the plant to the towers in the back.

Breakthrough clean-air tech plant to launch in Texas

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Skyonic Corp. has broken ground on a $126 million chemical plant that will convert a portion of the carbon dioxide emissions from a cement plant into products to be sold on the open market.
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Citgo said to plan FCC work at Lake Charles refinery in 2014

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Citgo Petroleum Corp. plans to perform maintenance on a fluid catalytic cracker at its Lake Charles, Louisiana, refinery in the first quarter of 2014, a person familiar with the schedule said.
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Greenpeace activists protest on September 27, 2013 in front of the Russian embassy in Mexico city, with signs calling for the release of activists from several countries arrested while protesting against the extraction of oil last week in the Arctic. (AFP PHOTO /RONALDO SCHEMIDTRonaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Greenpeace to appeal activists’ jailing in Russia

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Greenpeace said Friday it will appeal the Russian court rulings that sent its activists to jail for a protest at an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic.
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Tesoro closes deal to sell Hawaii refinery to Par Petroleum

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Tesoro valued the acquisition at $325 million.

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A small refinery is constructed by Ventech Modular Fabricators. Rock River Resources is planning a similar microrefinery in Utah. Ventech Modular Fabricators will build the processing plant for that facility.

Houston company to build new refinery amid oil production boom

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Houston-based Rock River Resources will build a small refinery and facility for shipping crude by rail in Utah, providing new transportation and local refining for the growing oil production in the state, the company announced Tuesday.
Total's Port Arthur refinery (Dave Ryan/Beaumont Enterprise)

Total fined $8.75 million for Port Arthur refinery air violations

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Total Petrochemical was fined $8.75 million for violating an earlier air pollution settlement, the Justice Department said Friday.
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Valero forming MLP for logistics assets

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A Valero subsidiary, Valero Energy Partners LP, filed a document with regulators Thursday to raise as much as $345 million through an initial public offering. The number of shares to be issued and their price wasn’t announced.
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Citgo fined for alleged air pollution in Ill., La.

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The Department of Justice says Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. has agreed pay a $737,000 fine and install air pollution controls at refineries in Illinois and Louisiana to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.
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Train car derails while headed to NJ oil refinery

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A single train car has derailed in the southern New Jersey community where a derailment last year caused the leak of a potentially dangerous chemical.