Category: Refining

Nigeria, Shell not cleaning oil pollution, report charges

Nigeria, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is Africa’s largest oil producer and most populous nation.  More »

Shell beats estimates, takes gas writedown

Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s biggest oil company, beat analyst second-quarter earnings estimates while pushing ahead with a restructuring program that saw it write off about $1.9 billion in U.S. gas assets.  More »

Tesoro reports slight drop in earnings

The company’s net income fell to $224 million, or $1.70 a share, compared with $227 million, or $1.64 a share, for the second quarter of 2013.  More »

Chevron gets approval for $1 Billion Calif. refinery project

Chevron must meet several conditions imposed by the Richmond planning commission while installing a new hydrogen plant at its complex, including limits on sulfur processing and emissions.  More »

Valero earnings up on increased volumes

The crude oil that Valero made into fuels averaged 2.7 million barrels a day, an increase of 115,000 barrels a day compared with the second quarter of 2013.  More »

Phillps 66 earnings down 9.9 percent

Refining and logistics company Phillips 66 saw its second quarter profits fall nearly 10 percent, the company reported Wednesday.  More »

Exxon Mobil stays mum on report of Beaumont refinery expansion

Exxon Mobil Corp. isn’t commenting on a news report that it is considering a big expansion of its Beaumont refinery.  More »

Texas refiner sues Utah county over pipeline rules

Tesoro Corp. wants to build a 135-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City refineries.  More »

California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

The residents of Los Angeles’ Wilmington area were among about a dozen speakers to address an EPA panel hearing.  More »

Phillips 66 increases capital budget, approves more buybacks

Refining and midstream giant Phillips 66 announced that it would increase its 2014 capital budget by $1.2 billion this year in order to fund its liquefied petroleum gas project as well as a recent acquisition.  More »

Rail terminal could bring more Canadian oil to Gulf

The oil industry isn’t waiting on the Keystone Pipeline to build a link between Canadian heavy crude and the Gulf Coast.  More »

Valero remains top U.S. refiner

San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp. remains the largest U.S. refiner, with a daily capacity of more than 1.9 million barrels, according to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »
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