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...Marathon remains on schedule to conduct a plant-wide maintenance turnaround in early-January 2020 at its 103,500-BBL/d Wilmington, California, refinery. Units involved include the Lone Crude and 41,000-BBL/d Delayed Coker.

Refining Friday, October 18, 2019 Refining
...Ineos FPS has experienced operational issues on the Forties Pipeline System due to a lightning strike in the Cruden Bay, which resulted in a full FPS system shutdown on Friday morning....
Forties pipeline Friday, October 18, 2019 Pipelines
...Marathon completed planned maintenance on October 13 and restarted the 28,500-BBL/d FCCU, 11,250-BBL/d Reformer 1, 11,250-BBL/d Reformer 2 and associated units at its 101,000-BBL/d Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, refinery. The 49,000-BBL/d Crude 1 and 52,000 BBL/d Crude 2 have returned to normal operation after reducing production rates by 30% throughout the event to control inventory. The turnaround began on September 6.

Refining news Thursday, October 17, 2019 Refining
...Scan through a selection of energy-related news highlights that we think will interest our clients....
  Thursday, October 17, 2019 Pipelines
...Technical gases play an important role in industrial production, often ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Many of the most commonly used industrial gases act as catalysts in the combustion process, making it more environmentally friendly...
EurIndGas1019 Thursday, October 17, 2019 Market Brief
...Daily refinery outage and turnaround news.

Marathon restarted units at its 167,000-BBL/d Martinez, California, refinery on Wednesday that had been shut down on October 15 following a 4.5-level earthquake. Units affected were the 30,000-BBL/d Hydrocracker, 40,000-BBL/d HDS 2 Diesel (ULSD), 23,000-BBL/d Reformer 3 CCR and 15,000-BBL/d SF Alky.

Refining Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Refining
...Industrial Info is tracking 66 heavy manufacturing projects worth $18.98 billion in Western Europe that are planned to kick off construction in a year's time.

Manufacturing Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Market Brief
...Scotland has confirmed a de facto ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and other methods of developing unconventional oil and gas (UOG) resources....
  Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Production
...Russia's ammonia producers continue to invest in new units and efficiency improvements, despite an ongoing decline in global ammonia prices...
Russia Ammonia 1019 Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Market Brief
...ExxonMobil Chemical has announced plans to spend £140 million ($174 million) to make improvements at its 830,000-tonne/year ethylene plant in Fife, Scotland....
  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Refining
...In the Food & Beverage Industry, the beverage sector continues to grow in the U.K. and Ireland due to growing demand.

Industrial Info is tracking 121 active beverage projects worth $1 billion in the U.K. and Ireland, including grassroot facilities and expansions of existing ones. Click here for the list of projects.

Food and Beverage Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Food & Bev
...Cement production in Russia has grown this year, with large-scale modernization projects coming on board....
cement Monday, October 14, 2019 Market Brief
...Construction of a new storage facility for hydrogen has been funded to the tune of 200 million Swedish kroner ($20 million) at the Luleå steel plant in Sweden, the world's first project for creating fossil-free steel....
  Monday, October 14, 2019 Mining
...Eni SpA's (Rome, Italy) Coral South project signed a 10-year fixed term contract with Smit Lamnalco (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) to provide integrated marine services to the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility.

The contract includes several long-term options, such as new-build tugs to provide escort, berthing and un-berthing of LNG carriers, and a new-build offshore supply vessel to provide logistical and marine-service support.

Click here for a list of related projects, and see map below.

Coral FLNG 1019 Monday, October 14, 2019 Market Brief
...According to U.K. Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock, the current "reasonable worst-case" planning assumption is that the flow of goods across the English Channel could be reduced to 40-60% of current levels on the first day of Brexit, with the expectation the flow would improve to 50-70% after three months and then return to current levels after 12 months.

uk2020projectko Monday, October 14, 2019 Market Brief
...DTEK Energy, a key player in Ukraine's coal industry, reportedly mined 16.5 million tons of coal from January through September, extracting some 1.8 million tons per month...
Ukraine Coal 1019 Monday, October 14, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is monitoring 53 automotive sector projects in Eastern Europe and Russia, including grassroots, expansions and modernizations, which are worth $1.34 billion....
Automotive Friday, October 11, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking 85 grassroot Food & Beverage projects worth more than $2 billion in Europe that are planned to kick off in the first quarter of 2020. Click here for the list of projects.

The majority of this activity is in Spain, Russia, and Belgium, with a combined total of 23 active projects worth $1 billion. See graph below to view project spending by country.
F&B Europe Friday, October 11, 2019 Market Brief
...PJSC Kazanorgsintez, a part of TAIF Group, has awarded Siemens AG the general contract for the construction of a 250-megawatt, combined-cycle power plant that will provide electricity to a chemical complex in Tartarstan, Russia.

  Thursday, October 10, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking 61 grassroot and brownfield Pulp & Paper industry projects worth more than $9.5 billion that are planned for future construction kickoffs.

Pulp and Paper Thursday, October 10, 2019 Market Brief
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