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  • Fire at Louisiana oil tank farm prompts shelter-in-place and evacuations

    06/03/2023 5:39:12 PM PDT · by CFW · 12 replies
    NBC news ^ | 6/3/23 | Dennis Romero
    Evacuations and shelter-in-place orders were in effect for residents and businesses around an oil industry tank farm in Louisiana after part of it erupted in flames Saturday, producing a plume near the Lake Charles area. It wasn't clear what sparked the blaze at Calcasieu Refining Co. No injuries have been reported. The refinery did not answer phone calls seeking comment. Mandatory evacuations were in effect for those as far as a 1.5 miles from the tank farm; outer boundaries of a shelter-in-place order have been reduced from 5 miles to 3 miles, according to the Lake Charles Fire Department. In...
  • ExxonMobil unleashing 'much needed' affordable energy with industry’s biggest refinery expansion in 10 years

    04/24/2023 4:55:34 AM PDT · by CFW · 40 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 4/24/23 | Kristin Altus
    Near the Gulf Coast just east of Texas’ oil-rich Permian Basin, nearly 2,000 ExxonMobil contractors are making sure the company’s latest project – which includes 26 miles of piping, 35 miles of electrical wiring and 875 tons of steel – is pumping oil at full capacity. senior vice president of global operations detailed how the company’s Beaumont complex is not only fueling U.S. energy supply but also the economy. "When you put it all together and you look at this particular location, what I love about it, it allows us to buy what I consider to be very much needed,...
  • Biden’s EPA Holds Up Major Oil Refinery Amid National Fuel Crisis

    11/18/2022 5:21:36 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | November 17, 2022 | Jack McEvoy
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced that a large idled refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands will remain shut down until it acquires a new Clean Air Act permit amid a national diesel shortage. The St. Croix refinery, owned by West Indies Petroleum Limited and Port Hamilton Refining and Transportation, LLLC, has been shut down since June 2021 and will have to obtain a Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit which would require the operators to provide detailed air quality analyses and use sophisticated air pollution control technology, according to the EPA press release. At the same time, the...
  • Fire Erupts at El Segundo[CA] Chevron Refinery

    11/08/2022 7:56:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    nbcla ^ | 11/08/22 | Heather Navarro
    A fire broke out at the El Segundo Chevron refinery Tuesday night. Firefighters were battling the stubborn blaze at 7 p.m. The refinery is located at 324 W El Segundo Blvd., and covers approximately 1,000 acres. It wasn't immediately clear what initially ignited the fire.
  • near Detroit...gas prices increased 56 cents over night...any one know why??

    09/26/2022 6:43:57 AM PDT · by basalt · 77 replies
    0926/22 | Basalt
    went from 3.59 to 4.15 overnight. Any where else seen this??..
  • Emergency Declared in Four States After Oil Refinery Fire in Indiana Feared to Disrupt the Supply of Gasoline, Diesel, and Jet Fuel

    08/30/2022 7:51:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 8/30/2022 | JIM HOFT
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has temporarily suspended a federal rule for fuel sales in four states, including Indiana, in response to a fire that occurred at an oil refinery in Indiana last week. It is feared that the incident may cause disruptions in both gas pricing and supply, AP reported. “As part of the Federal Government’s response to a fire and shutdown at the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan today issued an emergency fuel waiver to help alleviate fuel shortages in four states whose supply of gasoline has been impacted...
  • Something big for the oil and gas industry snuck into the "climate bill"

    08/21/2022 9:25:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2022 | Jazz Shaw
    Some of the Democrats who have been spiking the ball in the end zone after the passage of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” probably didn’t read all of the finer details in the bill. They’ve been celebrating its passage along with Joe Biden as the “biggest climate legislation” to ever be passed. They have also been grudgingly thanking West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin for getting the bill over the finish line. But it turns out that Manchin snuck in a few items that haven’t drawn many headlines yet and the climate warriors aren’t going to be very happy about them....
  • There may never be another new refinery built in America: It is the same situation that slowed and eventually halted the construction of new nuclear power plants

    06/20/2022 9:23:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2022 | Jazz Shaw
    The title of this article may sound like some sort of alarmist doom porn from people who are warning about the downstream impacts of the green new deal, but it’s actually quite serious. The statement that there will probably never be another new oil refinery built in the United States came from Mike Wirth, the CEO of Chevron and a person who should know a thing or two about how the oil and gas industry works. We previously examined the reality that we are heading for devastating shortages of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel because of the number of oil...
  • The Real Reason Gasoline And Diesel Prices Are So High-(refining capacity declined)

    05/16/2022 7:54:59 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies ^ | 5/16/2022 | DAVID MESSLER
    Oil prices are a common topic of conversation around the office water cooler these days. As you might expect, perspective matters. The folks at the Halliburton, (NYSE: HAL), office in Midland, Texas likely view the advent of $100 WTI much more warmly than many others whose living doesn’t depend on it directly. At the other end of the spectrum, truckers, the good folks who deliver everything from baby formula to hamburger patties, are pleading for relief from diesel prices that have doubled in the space of a year. The old saying, “One man’s meat, is another man’s poison,” probably never...
  • Huge blast at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria kills scores of people, including children

    04/24/2022 11:49:27 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    cnn ^ | 4-24-22 | Nimi Princewill and Eyad Kourdi
    Women and children are among the scores of people killed in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in a border town in southern Nigeria, authorities say. "The fire occurred in an illegal bunkering site situated at the boundary between Rivers State and Imo State," the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) said in a statement sent to CNN on Sunday. It said the fire had led "to the death of men, women and children in the hundreds," adding that the remains of some victims "were burnt beyond recognition." According to local media reports, emergency response teams have counted...
  • Explosion at Nigerian illegal oil refinery kills over 100

    04/24/2022 3:26:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/23/22 | Tife Owolabi
    YENAGAO, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed overnight in an explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states, a local government official and an environmental group said on Saturday. “The fire outbreak occurred at an illegal bunkering site and it affected over 100 people who were burnt beyond recognition,” the state commissioner for petroleum resources, Goodluck Opiah, said. The bunkering site was in the Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo state in the Abaezi forest that straddles the border of the two states. Unemployment and poverty in the oil-producing...
  • Air strikes hit Ukraine's strategic port Odessa

    04/03/2022 4:49:06 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 50 replies
    Odessa (Ukraine) (AFP) – Air strikes rocked Ukraine's strategic Black Sea port of Odessa early Sunday, AFP reporters said, but there were no casualties, according to the army. The Russian defence ministry confirmed the strike. "This morning, high-precision sea and air-based missiles destroyed an oil refinery and three storage facilities for fuel and lubricants near the city of Odessa, from which fuel was supplied to a group of Ukrainian troops in the direction of Mykolaiv," it said. At least three huge columns of black smoke and flames rose into the sky over an industrial zone. The rocket attacks came as...
  • Russian forces attack major Ukrainian oil refinery

    04/02/2022 10:35:25 AM PDT · by CarolinaReaganFan · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | April 2, 2022 | Sommer Brokaw
    The Russian military targeted the major oil refinery in the central Ukrainian city in a series of strikes, including "high-precision long-range and sea-based weapons," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told CNN. The strikes destroyed storage facilities holding gasoline and diesel fuels for Ukrainian troops in the country's eastern and central regions.
  • Chevron ships out union workers at San Fran refinery

    03/21/2022 12:01:35 PM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 3/21/2022 1101 hrs edt | Jazz Shaw
    After weeks of stalled negotiations between Chevron’s Richmond, California refinery and the local chapter of the United Steelworkers union, union members voted to go on strike last night. In anticipation of the walkout, Chevron made an unusual preemptive move to keep the plant in operation. They bussed out more than 500 union workers and brought in non-union replacements to keep the operation going while negotiations with the union continue. This has some labor leaders crying foul, but analysts agree that a sudden shutdown of a major refinery during the current supply chain crisis in the oil and gas industry would...
  • Chevron pulls union workers from California refinery ahead of strike

    03/21/2022 12:05:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ruters ^ | March 21, 2022 | Gary Mcwilliams Gary Mcwilliams
    More than 500 United Steelworkers members were bussed out of the plant Sunday evening and replaced by non-union staff. No new contract talks are planned, said USW Local 5 First Vice President B.K. White in an interview. The existing labor contract at the Richmond, California, refinery expired Feb. 1 and efforts since then failed to reach agreement. The union twice voted to reject the company's offers.
  • Shell to hand over Deer Park refinery to Pemex next week -sources

    01/13/2022 6:04:20 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 20 replies
    Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos will take control of the Deer Park refinery in Houston, Texas on Jan. 20, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) in May agreed to sell its majority stake in the Deer Park refinery, which can process up to 340,000 barrels per day (bpd), to Pemex (PEMX.UL), its long-time partner in the plant, for about $596 million.
  • Texas refinery blast could help push gas prices above $4 a gallon

    12/24/2021 12:41:07 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 96 replies
    MAMBLA then DNC thru CNN ^ | Dec 23,2021 | Chris Isidore
    The blast at a Texas oil refinery early Thursday will probably push already high gasoline prices even higher — although not immediately. The blast and resulting fire at the ExxonMobil plant in the Houston-area city of Baytown, Texas, injured at least four workers. The accident could hamper output at one of America’s largest refineries for months, weighing on gasoline supply at at time when US refining capacity has already been reduced, said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service. “They’re not going to have all systems go for a couple of quarters,” he said. The average...
  • "Major industrial accident" sets off huge fire at ExxonMobil refinery near Houston

    12/23/2021 1:48:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 12/23/21
    What the local sheriff called a "major industrial accident" led to a huge fire early Thursday at an ExxonMobil refinery in Baytown, Texas, near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that "initial reports indicated some type of explosion occurred inside the plant." He said there were apparently four people injured. Three were airlifted out and one was removed by ambulance. Gonzalez said there didn't appear to be any need for anyone to evacuate or shelter-in-place. ExxonMobil said in a statement that its "fire teams are working to extinguish the fire" and it was trying to account for everyone who...
  • BREAKING: Another Massive Fire Erupts At An Iranian Oil Refinery, Follows Sinking Of Largest Warship

    06/02/2021 9:34:34 AM PDT · by blam · 97 replies
    Clarion News ^ | 6-2-2021 | Ryan Saavedra
    A large fire erupted late on Wednesday afternoon at an oil refinery near Iran’s capital, Tehran, which followed news from earlier in the day that the nation’s largest warship sank after it caught fire in the Gulf of Oman. “The fire struck the state-owned Tondgooyan Petrochemical Co. to the south of Tehran, said Mansour Darajati, the director-general of the capital’s crisis management team,” The Associated Press reported. “Firefighters believe it struck a pipeline for liquefied petroleum gas at the facility, Darajati told Iranian state television. He did not elaborate.” 🎥 #آتش‌سوزی عظیم در پالایشگاه شهید تندگویان تهران رئیس مرکز فرماندهی...
  • Attack on Saudi oil terminal leaves fuel tank on fire after wave of Houthi drones targets nearby cities

    03/26/2021 12:09:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    RT ^ | 3-26-21 | RT
    An attack on an oil terminal on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast set one fuel tank ablaze, the country’s petroleum ministry said, after several Houthi drones reportedly targeted two cities not far from the border with Yemen. A projectile struck an oil terminal in Jizan, a port on the Red Sea north of the Saudi-Yemen border, on Friday, igniting a fire but resulting in no casualties, according to a statement from the Saudi Oil Ministry. “The kingdom condemns this cowardly attack directed against vital installations, which does not target the kingdom only, but also targets the security of petroleum exports,...