America’s Natural Gas Alliance on Tuesday called on the federal government to revamp its lengthy and expensive permitting process for projects aimed at exporting supercooled gas to foreign markets, arguing that such exports are in the country’s national interest. More »
Workers have been on strike since Feb. 1. Hancock said one of issues is Marathon’s move to dismantle the labor/management partnership that was launched after an explosion and fire killed 15 workers in 2005, when BP owned the refinery. More »
A new report from the Energy Information Administration suggests refiners can — and will — invest in new equipment to process the light oil flowing out of U.S. wells today, but a debate over crude exports could undermine some of those plans. More »
Craft laborers require years of training, but the industry has failed to consistently invest in developing that workforce, leading to a worker shortage plaguing the petrochemical building spree. More »
Reuters reported in July that Exxon was considering a third crude distillation unit at the Beaumont refinery, potentially doubling its current 344,600-barrel per day capacity with a multi-billion dollar project. More »
North American chemical companies have seen their revenues slip with the plunging crude price, but they aren’t expected to abandon the billions worth of expansions they announced when profits were higher, a new report finds. More »
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