Sunni militants hung their black banners on watchtowers at Iraq’s largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting insurgents have ever-increasing stranglehold on the vital facility. More »
At least four federal investigations in Brazil are currently looking into Petrobras’ purchase of a Texas refinery and the decisions of officials including President Dilma Rousseff, the Petrobras chairman at the time of the purchase. More »
Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, discusses the capture of Iraq’s largest oil refinery by ISIL insurgents and how it impacts oil production in Iraq and the global oil market. More »
East Coast refiners are using less imported oil, as trains deliver crude from the prolific Bakken Shale in North Dakota. More »
North American refiners banked an extra $6 per barrel of oil processed compared to their European counterparts in the first quarter of 2014, continuing a three-year streak of significantly higher profits, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration analysis of 26 companies. More »
The International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of Arbitration last month upheld Phillips 66’s right to exercise a call option in 2009 and assume PDVSA’s interest in Merey Sweeny LP, Rich Johnson, a spokesman for the Houston-based refiner, said in an e-mail Wednesay.
Houston petrochemical supplier PetroLogistics said Wednesday it will sell itself to the refining arm of Koch Industries in a deal that will take it private for $1.75 billion. More »
Cross Posted from Center for Progressive Reform Blog: On May 14, 2014, the EPA proposed new rules to control “residual risk” from hazardous air emissions (such as from benzene) at the nation’s petroleum refineries. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to calculate whether or not residual risk to human health exists after […] More »
Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) agreed to acquire Hess Corp.’s gasoline stations and retail business for a total of $2.87 billion, expanding its footprint to 23 states from nine. More »
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil company, is considering retiring one of two coking units at its only refinery in California as the company seeks to run lighter crude at the plant. More »
The EPA has proposed tougher rules for toxic emissions from refineries. More »
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez applauded the company’s investment in the state.