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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.

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Refining Friday, October 18, 2019 Refining
...Industrial Info is tracking nearly $39 billion worth of global projects involving Honeywell's services, with more than $30 billion attributed to projects in Texas and Canada...
Honeywell 3Q19 Friday, October 18, 2019 Chemical
...Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) recently started construction on a bio-refinery in Bragarh, India, to produce advanced ethanol...
India alt fuels 1019 Friday, October 18, 2019 Market Brief
...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.

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Refining news Thursday, October 17, 2019 Refining
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  Thursday, October 17, 2019 Pipelines
...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.

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Refining Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Refining
...KBR Incorporated is continuing to acquire big-ticket contracts in the global energy and energy-related markets. Industrial Info is tracking more than $155 billion worth of projects involving KBR worldwide...
KBR 1019 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Production
...Flint Hills restarted the 85,000-BBL/d FCCU at its 320,000 BBL/d Pine Bend, Minnesota, refinery on Monday after completing planned maintenance that began on September 5. Work continues on the 50,000-BBL/d Old Crude 11-1 (Sour), 16,500-BBL/d Delayed Coker 21-1 and 16,500-BBL/d Delayed Coker 21-2, which are expected to restart later this week....
IIR Energy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Refining
...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
...Typhoon Hagibis made landfall this past weekend in eastern Japan, including Tokyo, following the evacuation of thousands of people in advance of heavy rains and potential landslides....
Hagibis Monday, October 14, 2019 Market Brief
...Industrial Info is tracking more than $3.4 billion worth of active projects in the U.S. and Canada involving engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm PCL Construction (Edmonton, Alberta)....
Active Projects Involving PCL Friday, October 11, 2019 Terminals
...S&B Engineers and Constructors Limited is at the forefront of the ongoing buildout of energy and refining projects in Texas, where it part of nearly $6 billion in active projects...
S&B 1019 Thursday, October 10, 2019 Production
...With the aim to curb wildfire risks amid high winds, California utilities PG&E and Southern California Edison have shut off power to hundreds of thousands of customers in northern, central and coastal areas of California. The outages began Wednesday morning and are expected to last through Thursday. While the utilities have not said how many customers will be affected, estimates hover around 800,000 or more.

PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after California courts found the company's faulty equipment responsible for starting some of last year's deadly wildfires in the state, including the Camp Fire, which killed 85 people and destroyed thousands of homes and buildings.

According to research done by IIR Energy, area refineries, including Marathon's Martinez Refinery and Phillips 66's Rodeo Refinery, both in the Bay Area, will be unaffected by the outages....
  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Market Brief
...The global petroleum refining industry has aggressive plans to invest billions of dollars to construct new refineries or expand existing ones, but in a world where crude oil supply already exceeds demand, there are questions about how many planned projects will make it through construction and begin operating, Chris Paschall, Industrial Info's vice president of research for the global Oil & Gas and Petroleum Refining, said on a webcast Thursday....
New Crude Refining Capacity, Crude Oil Supply-Demand Monday, October 7, 2019 Refining
...The Trump administration has a new plan to promote the use of biofuels....
Biofuel Monday, October 7, 2019 Alt Fuels
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  Monday, October 7, 2019 Production
...Members of the Philippine Institute of Petroleum (PIP) are backing the government's fuel-marking program as a solution to petroleum smuggling. Industrial Info is tracking petroleum depots and terminals in the Philippines that will undergo thorough tests...
Philip term 1019 Monday, October 7, 2019 Market Brief
...A weakening in the domestic economy, slower retail sales, a U.S.-led trade war and swine fever are putting the brakes on China's rapid expansion. Conversely, there are still many pockets of growth, such as housing construction and spending in the services sector.

Notwithstanding all the obstacles, China's oil refineries are defying the odds through project spending to the tune of $15 billion that are set to be completed in fourth-quarter 2019. Click here for a list and see graph below for investment by project type....
China completion 4Q19 Friday, October 4, 2019 Market Brief
...Taiwan's refineries, which have a combined crude-processing capacity of 1.09 million barrels per day (BBL/d), remain operational despite Typhoon Mitag, which passed over the east coast and brought a flurry of powerful winds and heavy rainfall...
Taiwan - DIT 1019 Thursday, October 3, 2019 Market Brief
...The Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua have been racked with violence, sparked by racial and ethnic tensions resulting in fatal clashes with the Indonesian police, military and military-backed militia. Amid the strife, the Kasim Refinery, located at Irian Jaya in West Papua, continues normal processing of 10,000 barrels per day of crude....
West Papua Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Market Brief
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