(AP file photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Valero expanding Houston refinery for Eagle Ford crude

The world’s largest independent refiner says an expansion at its Houston plant will improve it capability to refine light, sweet crude from South Texas.
Categories: Eagle Ford, Refining
Phillips 66's Bayway Refinery is located on the New York Harbor in Linden, N.J. (Phililps 66)

Phillips 66 moving Bakken oil by rail in $1B deal

Phillips 66 has begun shipping crude by rail from North Dakota to a refinery in New Jersey in an effort estimated at more than $1 billion.

Tesoro will convert Hawaii refinery to a terminal

Tesoro is converting its Kapolei Refinery in Hawaii into a terminal, then will put it up for sale.
Categories: General, Refining
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

Oil tanker Overseas Reymar hits San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

The oil tanker Overseas Reymar struck “a glancing blow” to a tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after unloading crude at a Royal Dutch Shell refinery the day before.
The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

Motiva Port Arthur Halts Crude Unit Start as Clamp Fails

Motiva Enterprises LLC shut down the 325,000-barrel-a-day crude unit at the Port Arthur refinery days after trying to restart it when a clamp that was modified to fix an earlier leak failed.
Categories: Refining
Smoke and flames billow from a crude oil unit at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/ContraCosta Times, D. Ross Cameron )

Chevron firefighters may have gouged pipe

The pipe that fed a huge fire at Chevron’s Richmond oil refinery in August appears to have been punctured from the outside, possibly by company firefighters trying to get at a small leak before the blaze ignited, investigators said Thursday.
Categories: Accidents, Refining
(Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Pipeline expansion from Cushing to Gulf almost complete

Work to more than double the capacity of a pipeline carrying crude oil from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast should be completed by the end of next week.
North Pole Refinery (Photo: Flint Hills Resources)

Refiners beating Exxon join pipeline boom for lost margin

Refiners (S5OILR) from Tesoro Corp. (TSO) to Phillips 66 that gained as much as 86 percent this year are investing in pipelines for new revenue as margins for turning oil into gasoline narrow from record levels.
Categories: Pipelines, Refining
The Valero Three Rivers Refinery in Three Rivers, Texas between San Antonio and Corpus Christi refines a lot of oil from the Eagle Ford shale. (Photo: John Davenport, San Antonio Express-News)

Valero’s Gorder could eventually get top job

When the time comes for Valero Energy Corp. CEO Bill Klesse to relinquish his role as head of the giant refining company, the odds-on favorite to succeed him is company veteran Joe Gorder.
Categories: General, Refining
(Photo: NuStar Energy)

NuStar to sell San Antonio refinery

San Antonio-based NuStar Energy LP said Monday it has agreed to sell its San Antonio refinery and related assets to an Indianapolis-based master limited partnership for $115 million.
Categories: Deals, Refining