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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.

Phillips 66 Wraps Up Strong Quarter For Big US Refiners
Friday, October 27, 2017 Phillips 66 wraps up a strong 3Q for big US oil refiners that saw refining margins rise sharply in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Oil Refiners Shrug Off Harvey to Rake in Fat Post-Storm Profits
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 When Hurricane Harvey cleared and the floodwaters receded, oil refiners found themselves floating on a sea of cash.

US Midwest Oil Refiners Boost Output, Cut Dependence On Gulf Coast
Monday, October 23, 2017 US refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalizing on access to cheap crude from Western Canada and North Dakota oilfields.

In 'Energy City' USA, Hurricane Harvey's Fury Is Still Lingering
Thursday, October 19, 2017 It took five weeks for the largest US oil refinery to get back to normal after Hurricane Harvey.

Mercuria: Record US Oil Exports Set To Surge Further
Friday, October 13, 2017 Already record US oil exports are set to surge further in the coming month.

EIA: US Crude Inventories Fall, Gasoline Posts Surprise Build
Thursday, October 12, 2017 US crude oil inventories fell last week as refining rates rose, while gasoline posted an unexpected hefty build, the EIA says.

EIA: US Heating Costs Forecast To Be Higher This Winter
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Most US households can expect higher heating expenditures this winter than in the previous two years, according to the government's Winter Fuels Outlook.

Philadelphia-area Refiners Urge Trump to Reform Biofuels Program
Monday, October 09, 2017 The US renewable fuel program is pitting the oil industry against the powerful farm lobby.

Contractor Died at Valero Corpus Christi Refinery-Company
Friday, October 06, 2017 A contractor died at Valero Energy Corp's Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery on Wednesday, the company said on Friday.

Sources: Shell Prep Louisiana Refineries to Keep Running in Storm
Thursday, October 05, 2017 PBF Energy and Royal Dutch Shell Plc were preparing their Louisiana refineries to keep running during Tropical Storm Nate, which is forecast to make landfall in the state on Sunday, sources familiar with plant operations said.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Fall As Exports Hit New Record
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 US crude oil stocks fell sharply last week as crude exports rose to a record high of nearly 2 million barrels per day, the Energy Information Administration says.

More Fuel On Way To Puerto Ricans, Power Still Down For Most
Monday, October 02, 2017 Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello reports progress in getting fuel supplies to the island's 3.4 million inhabitants as they faced a 13th day largely without power.

Trump Told Iowa He'd Save Ethanol. His EPA Chief Has Other Ideas
Friday, September 29, 2017 "This seems like a bait-and-switch," Iowa's senior Republican senator said.

US Biofuel Credit Prices Fall as EPA Considers Change
Thursday, September 28, 2017 The EPA reportedly is weighing a change to US biofuels policy that would allow exports of ethanol to count toward the country's annual biofuels volumes mandates.

US Fuel Demand Hits Highest Level in a Decade for August
Thursday, September 28, 2017 US fuel consumption to its highest level in a decade for the month of August, driven by a rise in distillate demand, the American Petroleum Institute said.

Hurricane Maria Hits US Refineries Without Touching Land
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 At least two East Coast refineries are making less gasoline and diesel as rough Atlantic seas hamper the transfer of crude oil from ships to barges for delivery to the facilities.

Exxon's Baytown, Texas Refinery Operations Normal
Monday, September 25, 2017 ExxonMobil says operations at the company's Baytown refinery have returned to normal.

Stormy Weather Exposes Shortcomings Of World's Oil Refineries
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Harvey's crippling impact on US oil refinery operations and the challenge buyers faced in filling the gap in gasoline supplies has exposed a shortage of spare refining capacity around the globe.

ExxonMobil Starts Fuels Production at Baytown, Beaumont
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Company says Texas refineries resume fuel production and chem plants are ramping up.

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