Tag: refinery

Feds: Pipe tear caused oil refinery blast

A 2009 explosion at a northern Utah oil refinery that knocked a neighboring home off its foundation and singed dozens of others began with a corroded pipe that went years without proper inspection, federal investigators say.  More »

Phillips 66 expands area facilities with gaze focused abroad

Originally built by the U.S. government to process fuel for Allied aircraft during World War II, Phillips 66′s Sweeny plant now is the largest refinery by capacity in the portfolio of Phillips 66, Houston’s biggest Fortune 500 company.  More »

Study: Chevron refinery plan won’t boost pollution

Chevron Corp.’s plan to upgrade its aging Richmond refinery won’t add to air pollution if the oil company follows all its proposed steps, according to a draft environmental report released Tuesday by the city.  More »

Tesoro bars federal safety agency from East Bay refinery

In an unprecedented challenge, Tesoro Corp. has barred federal authorities from going inside its refinery near Martinez to investigate an incident in which two workers were burned by acid spewing from a broken pipe, The Chronicle has learned.  More »

Governor defends actions for oil refinery’s future

Gov. Sean Parnell said critics of his administration’s actions in a North Pole oil refinery’s impending closure don’t see behind-the-scenes work that could keep the refinery operating.  More »

Flint Hills says North Pole Refinery will close

Flint Hills Resources announced Tuesday that it will close its North Pole refinery, shuttering a major employer in the Fairbanks area and eliminating a local source of gasoline, jet fuel, heating fuel and other petroleum products.  More »

Investigators call for more refinery oversight after Tesoro blast

Federal chemical safety investigators are recommending tougher state and federal oil refinery oversight after a 2010 explosion and fire at a Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes that killed seven workers.  More »

Investigators delay finalizing report on fatal Tesoro refinery blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has delayed finalizing its investigative report into an April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, prompting criticism from its own members and others.  More »

Q&A: The world comes calling for U.S. experience

Recently elevated to vice president at the American Petroleum Institute, John Modine oversees the trade group’s global industry services department. The unit focuses on promoting standards and best practices worldwide.  More »

Doctors seek to block oil refinery expansion

A group of doctors concerned about air pollution is asking Utah regulators to put a hold on a major oil refinery expansion.  More »

Top 10 energy stories of 2013

Check out which blockbuster energy stories the FuelFix staff ranked as the nation’s most important of 2013. Then vote for the news that you think rocked the industry enough to qualify as one of the year’s biggest moments.  More »

BP completes refinery upgrade to use more Canadian crude

BP has turned on a key new unit to process more Canadian oil sands crude at the company’s largest refinery in Indiana, the British oil giant announced Wednesday.  More »
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