A recent survey from KBC suggests that just 25% of companies in the refining and petrochemical industry are leading the way in implementing an operational excellence programme.
Velocys has signed a site option agreement with Adams County, Mississippi, for its first US biorefinery.
The EPA has extended enforcement discretion for fuel storage and distribution facilities in Florida, US.
Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has made progress in the construction of a garbage to high grade renewable diesel refinery.
The US Department of Energy has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to US$15 million funding to optimise integrated biorefineries.
Phillips 66 Partners LP is set to acquire interests in the Bakken Pipeline and Merey Sweeny, L.P., the owner of fuel-grade coke processing units at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery.
Changing quality mix is affecting crude oil price differentials and refining decisions, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
ExxonMobil’s Baytown and Beaumont Refineries have begun fuels production and its chemical plants are ramping up to normal operation.