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Rosneft's Sechin Quits Board Of Russian Commodity Exchange SPIMEX
Monday, June 26, 2017 Igor Sechin, the head of Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft, quits the board of SPIMEX.

Mexico's Pemex Sees Restart of Salina Cruz Refinery on July 30
Friday, June 23, 2017 The Pacific coast refinery is Mexico's biggest, with a daily processing capacity of 330,000 barrels of crude oil.

China, India, Japan Hamper Asia Oil Demand Growth
Friday, June 23, 2017 Faltering demand growth in key Asian crude importers is further hampering efforts to restore market balance.

Mexico Seen Importing More US Gasoline With Top Refinery Out
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Mexico is expected to increase imports from the US with Pemex's biggest refinery out of service for at least two weeks.


Protest-Hit Ethiopia Region Plans Oil Company To Calm Unrest
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 A central Ethiopian region that's seen almost two years of sporadic anti-government protests is planning a new private oil company and is in talks to import Middle Eastern crude.

NNPC: Indonesian Firm Interested In Building Crude Oil Refinery In Nigeria
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 PT Intim Perkasa has expressed an interest in building a refinery in Nigeria, the West African country's state oil company says.

Fuel Oil Margins Rise To 5-Year High, Potential Boon For Simple Refiners
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Fuel oil profit margins have surged to their highest in more than five years on lower supplies and rising demand from electric power generators.

Venezuela's PDVSA Says Cardon Refinery Cracker Working Normally
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 The catalytic cracking unit at Venezuela's 310,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Cardon refinery is now working normally.

Venezuela Looks Abroad for Fuel as Domestic Production Wanes
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Venezuela, home to the largest oil reserves in the world, is seeking to import 13 million barrels of fuel this year.

Creating a Refinery of the Future with the Internet of Things
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 HPE and Texmark Chemicals team up to create a new standard in factory efficiency and safety.

Oil Traders Brace For Storm Cindy To Hit US Gulf Coast This Week
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Oil traders from Texas to Louisiana braced for supply disruptions as Tropical Storm Cindy, formed in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Finnish Refiner Neste Faces Strike Over Proposed Government Stake Sale
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Neste plan to halt fuel distribution from its domestic refineries for more than six days in protest against government plans to reduce state ownership in the company.

Innovators Toil To Revive Canada Oil Sands As Majors Exit
Monday, June 19, 2017 In the boreal forests and on the remote prairies of Alberta, a handful of firms are running pilot projects they hope will end a two-decade drought in innovation.

China's 2017 Crude Oil Quotas Exceed Last Year's, Teapots Take A Cut
Monday, June 19, 2017 China last week issued a second batch of crude oil import quotas under the so-called "non-state trade" that is higher than for all of the allowances in 2016.

India's 2017 Diesel Imports May Rise To Highest Since At Least 2011
Friday, June 16, 2017 India's diesel imports this year may rise to the highest since at least 2011.

Official Panel: Canada Oil Sands Need More Emissions Measures
Friday, June 16, 2017 Canada's oil sands need more emissions-cutting measures and monitoring, an official panel says.

Two Killer Refinery Fires No Help as Pemex Seeks Partners
Friday, June 16, 2017 Pemex's bid to recruit partners to help run their facilities "was already a tough sell" because of the condition of the aging plants, said Tim Samples.

Mexico's Pemex Expects To Begin Restart Of Top Refinery
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Pemex says it expects to begin startup operations at its Salina Cruz refinery later in the day once it extinguishes a large fire that completely shut down the plant.

S. Korea's May Iranian Crude Oil Imports Fall To 8-Month Low
Thursday, June 15, 2017 South Korea's Iranian crude oil imports dropped in May to their lowest in eight months.

EIA: US Crude Stockpiles Dip, Gasoline Builds Unexpectedly
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 US crude oil inventories fell last week, but an unexpected build in gasoline stocks and weak demand for the motor fuel offset market optimism over the crude drawdown, the EIA says.

Synthetic Crude Rises On Extended Syncrude Oil Sands Cuts
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 The price of oil sands synthetic crude strengthened after the majority owner in the Syncrude oil sands project in northern Alberta said maintenance on the facility had been extended.

India Minister: Saudi Aramco Seeks Exclusive Talks Over India Oil Refinery
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Saudi Aramco wants to enter into exclusive talks with India to buy a stake in the planned 1.2 million barrels per day refinery.

Iraq Is New Oil King, Beats Saudis in Fastest Growing Market
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Iraq is gaining the edge over Saudi Arabia in the world's fastest-growing oil consumer amid an intensifying race among producers to retain their most-prized markets.

Fire Breaks Out At Mexico's Top Refinery, 9 People Hurt
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 A major fire broke out at Mexican state oil producer Pemex's Salina Cruz refinery after a crude spill.


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