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Andeavor To Run Refineries Up To 96% Combined Capacity In 1Q
Friday, February 16, 2018 Andeavor says it plans to run its 10 US refineries up to 96% of their combined capacity.

EIA: US Oil Stocks Rise, Refining Rates Cut
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 US crude stocks rose last week as refineries cut output, while gasoline stocks increased and distillate inventories fell, the EIA says.

Trump Tells Lawmakers He Would Support 25-Cent Gas Tax Increase
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 President Donald Trump told lawmakers he would support a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in federal gasoline and diesel taxes.

Oil World Turns Upside Down as US Sells Oil in Middle East
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 The United Arab Emirates isn't the most obvious customer for Texan oil.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Rise On Record Output, Fuel Supply Up Too
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 US crude stocks rose last week even though refineries hiked output, which also boosted gasoline and distillate inventories, the EIA says.

Pennsylvania C-store Chain Leans Natural, Organic and Alternative
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Cleopatra Resources' American Natural brand combines two disparate experiences. PHOTO SOURCE: American Natural.

Louisiana Methanol FEED Contract Goes to CB&I
Monday, February 05, 2018 The $3.6 billion complex will reportedly be the world's largest methanol plant.

ExxonMobil Profit Misses Street On Refining, Chemical Weakness
Friday, February 02, 2018 ExxonMobil posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit due to falling production and weakness in its chemical and refining operations.

Refiners Valero, Marathon See Upbeat 2018 On Global Growth
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Valero and Marathon Petroleum expect strong global economic growth to spur demand for oil in 2018.

US Refiners Talk Expansion After Reaping Billions in Tax Gains
Thursday, February 01, 2018 The biggest independent refiners in the US are lining their pockets with billions of dollars in tax reform windfalls.

ExxonMobil: Permian Growth Benefits to Reach Baton Rouge
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Southeast Louisiana refinery to feel impact of West Texas production hike, says super-major.

U.S. EPA Reverses Policy on 'Major Sources' of Pollution
Friday, January 26, 2018 "It will reduce regulatory burden for industries and the states, while continuing to ensure stringent and effective controls on hazardous air pollutants," said an EPA official.

Kemp: Fast-growing Global Trade Is Boosting Fuel Demand
Friday, January 26, 2018 Freight movements are being driven by an increase in coal deliveries to power plants, as well as increases in oil and gas drilling.

Hess-Targa Gas Plant to Curb Bakken Flaring
Thursday, January 25, 2018 New gas plant to support North Dakota's flaring-reduction goals, says governor.

Biggest US East Coast Oil Refinery Files for Bankruptcy
Monday, January 22, 2018 Philadelphia Energy Solutions files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

US Refiners Are Riding High With Strong Margins, Tax Boost
Friday, January 19, 2018 US refiners are off to a strong start start in 2018, even as competitors elsewhere are hitting harder times.

IEA Sees Oil Markets Tightening As Venezuelan Output Collapses
Friday, January 19, 2018 Global oil markets are tightening quickly on falling supply from Venezuela, IEA says.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Drop, Led By Record Outflow From Cushing Hub
Thursday, January 18, 2018 US crude oil stocks fell for a ninth straight week, led by a record drawdown at the US storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, EIA says.

Frigid Blast to South Hits Refineries as Power Prices Spike
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 A blast of Arctic air pushing deep into the South hindered refinery operations in the region, sent natural gas prices soaring and drove electricity demand in Texas to a record high.

Rail Shipments of Canadian Oil to US Seen Rising Over 60 Pct
Friday, January 05, 2018 "Canadian barrels are a great fit for Gulf Coast refiners right now. It's just a matter of getting those barrels down here," said a Gulf Coast trader.

Winter Storm Threatens US East Coast Energy Industry
Thursday, January 04, 2018 The US energy industry braces for a major test to refineries and power plants.

What to Watch for in the Downstream in 2018
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Expert panel offers 2018 outlook for refining, petchems, LNG and more.

US Gasoline Price Starts 2018 on High Note
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 New Year's gasoline was most expensive for US drivers since 2014, AAA observes.

The 2017 Downstream Countdown: 10 to 6
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Find out which countries were vying for the top LNG exporter spot in 2017.

TECH SHOWCASE: 'Unheard of' Refinery
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Bakken greenfield refinery developer dares to be different.

US Crude Stocks Drop, Refiners Run Near Full Capacity
Thursday, December 28, 2017 US crude stocks fell more than expected last week as refineries pushed output to its highest rate for this time of year in nearly two decades, the EIA says.

The 2017 Downstream Countdown: 15 to 11
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Here's a recap of the top downstream articles on Rigzone in 2017, starting with numbers 15 through 11.

Cold Snap Makes New England the World's Priciest Gas Market
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Nothing like a cold spell to boost the nation's natural gas demand, and cost.

What Has Made 2017 Memorable in the Downstream?
Friday, December 22, 2017 They're not stand-up comics, but these folks know a thing or two about downstream highlights.

US Refiners Running Hard This Winter Give Oil Demand a Boost
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Oil demand may jump in the new year as US refiners plan to take fewer units offline than last winter, freeing them up to churn out more fuel.

Rigzone Survey Finds Downstream Hiring Hot Spots for 2017, 2018
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Survey participants also reveal where jobs should be most plentiful in the downstream next year.

The 2017 Downstream Countdown: The Final Five
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Presenting, Rigzone's top five downstream articles for the past year.

EIA: Crude Stocks Drop More Than Expected
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 US crude stocks fell last week, while gasoline stocks increased and distillate inventories rose, the EIA says.

Gas Bulls Can't Bank on Electric Cars for Big US Demand Boost
Friday, December 15, 2017 The era of electric vehicles could be a boon for US natural gas bulls - but not a windfall.

EIA: US Crude Stockpiles Fall For Fourth Week On Huge Cushing Draw
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 USr crude oil stockpiles fell for a fourth straight week with the biggest slump in supplies at the Cushing, Oklahoma, hub in 8 years.

US Fuels the World as Shale Boom Powers Record Oil Exports
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 The world's largest oil consumer exported more hydrocarbons than ever before in 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down.

Permian Basin Refinery Project Doubles in Capacity
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 With project expansion, region's refining capacity to grow from 300,000 to 400,000 bpd. SOURCE: MMEX Resources Corp.

ExxonMobil To Merge Refining And Marketing Divisions
Friday, December 01, 2017 ExxonMobil says it would merge its refining and marketing divisions in the first quarter of 2018.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Fall, But Gasoline, Distillates Up
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 US crude oil stocks fell last week, led by the biggest fall in inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma storage hub in eight years.

Kemp: Hedge Funds Lighten Bullish Positions In Oil
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Hedge funds started to reduce their record bullish position in crude and refined products in the week to Nov. 21 amid growing concerns about the possibility of a sharp price reversal.

ExxonMobil CEO Makes First Big Changes to Refining
Monday, November 27, 2017 Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Darren Woods is reorganizing the company's refining operations, part of a push to boost profits amid volatile oil and natural gas prices, the company said.

US Crude Inventories Fall; Big Draw At Cushing Hub
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 US crude oil stockpiles fell last week, with most of the decline coming out of the Cushing, Oklahoma storage hub.

A Newcomer's Guide to Oil and Gas: Fuel Pump Facts
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 When is 'Brand XYZ' fuel not 'Brand XYZ' fuel?

Kemp: Distillate Fuel Oil Market Set To Tighten In 2018
Friday, November 17, 2017 US refineries are struggling to meet booming demand for distillate fuel oil at home and in export markets.

US Flexes Refining Muscles to Satisfy Mexico's Fuel Thirst
Thursday, November 09, 2017 US refiners are setting up for the strongest end-of-year they've ever had, and it's all thanks to Mexico.

A $6 Billion Windfall for Oil Refiners Has Small Hurdle: the IRS
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 An obscure gasoline additive could lead to a windfall of more than $6 billion for struggling US oil refiners.

Ethanol, Big Oil Bid for Trump's Attention in Fox News Ad Fight
Monday, November 06, 2017 Big Corn and Big Oil are taking their long-running fight over renewable fuels to Fox News.

Icahn Refinery Cuts Biofuels Short Amid Reform Standstill
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 CVR Energy has significantly unwound a large short position in the US biofuel credit market.

EIA: US Oil And Fuel Stocks Drop In Latest Week
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 US stocks of crude oil, gasoline and distillates fell last week, with the gasoline and crude draws exceeding expectations, the EIA says.

HollyFrontier Profit Beats On Higher Refining Margins; Shares Jump
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 HollyFrontier reports a better-than-expected quarterly profit.

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