Tag: refineries

New congressional caucus aims to boost refiners

Refiners fighting against biofuel mandates, environmental regulations and changes in U.S. export policy may have new allies on Capitol Hill, with the launch Wednesday of a congressional caucus dedicated to the sector.  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 »

EPA claims victory in Supreme Court decision on pollution rules

The Supreme Court upholds the EPA’s efforts to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, refineries and factories — a key affirmation of the Obama administration’s climate agenda.  More »

US oil exports soar to new milestone

U.S. oil exports hit a 15 year high in April, despite broad limitations on foreign sales, according to a report released Monday by the federal Energy Information Administration.  More »

Trains full of crude boost US share in refiners’ mix

East Coast refiners are using less imported oil, as trains deliver crude from the prolific Bakken Shale in North Dakota.  More »

Tesoro’s crude rail plans hit delay in Washington state

Tesoro Corp. CEO Greg Goff said Thursday that the company’s plan to rail crude oil to the Port of Vancouver USA has been delayed as the state of Washington completes an environmental impact statement.  More »

California to see surge in oil brought in by rail

Government regulators predict a surge in U.S. oil production will means a steep increase in the number of trains carrying it to California refineries.  More »

Hedge funds buy crude as US gasoline pump prices jump

U.S. refineries are processing the most oil since January as plants come out of seasonal maintenance, squeezing crude stockpiles for the first time in 11 weeks.  More »

Latino group joins Keystone XL fight

A Latino political organizing group has joined environmentalists’ crusade against Keystone XL, saying Hispanics who live near Gulf Coast refineries have much to lose from the pipeline.  More »

Houston Ship Channel reopens after oil spill

The prospect that at least some vessels soon may resume travel through the Houston Ship Channel eased worries that an oil spill Saturday will threaten productivity from area refineries.  More »

Exxon Mobil: Ship channel shutdown hitting refinery output (photos)

The Houston Ship Channel remains closed indefinitely after nearly 170,000 gallons of heavy oil spilled into the Galveston Bay on Saturday afternoon.  More »

Labor union comes out against oil exports

The United Steelworkers on Monday declared its opposition to exporting American crude, siding with refiners who say it would hike oil prices and pare their margins.  More »
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