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  1. EIA: US crude stockpiles fall 2.4 million bbl

    US commercial crude oil inventories, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, fell 2.4 million bbl during the week ended Dec. 2 compared with the previous week’s total, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s Petroleum Status Report . At 485.8 million bbl, US crude inventories are at the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. For the week ended Nov. 25, EIA reported a 900,000-bbl decrease in US crude stockpiles ( OGJ Online, Nov. 30, 2016 ). Analysts surveyed by the Wall Street Journal expected a drop of 900,000 bbl for the week ended Dec. 2. The American Petroleum Institute’s own data showed a 2.2 million-bbl decline for the week. Gasoline inventories build Total motor gasoline inventories during the week ended Dec. 2 increased 3.4 million bbl, and are well above the upper limit of the average range. Both finished gasoline inventories and blending components inventories increased. Distillate fuel inventories rose 2.5 million bbl, and are above the upper limit of the average range for this time of year. Propane- propylene inventories fell 1.5 million bbl, but are near the upper limit of the average range. Total commercial petroleum inventories increased 1.4 million bbl. US crude refinery inputs last week averaged 16.4 million b/d, up 134,000 b/d from the previous week’s average. Refineries operated at 90.4% of their operable capacity. Both gasoline and distillate fuel production decreased last week to 9.9 million b/d and 5.1 million b/d, respectively. US crude imports averaged 8.3 million b/d, up 755,000 b/d from the previous week’s average. Over the last 4 weeks, crude imports averaged about 8 million b/d, an increase of 5.9% from the same 4-week period last year. Total motor gasoline imports, including both finished gasoline and gasoline blending components, averaged 652,000 b/d. Distillate fuel imports averaged 106,000 b/d last week.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  2. EIA: US crude stockpiles shed 900,000 bbl

    US commercial crude oil inventories, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased 900,000 bbl during the week ended Nov. 25 from the previous week’s total, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  3. MARKET WATCH: OPEC freeze speculation keeps oil prices volatile

    Crude oil prices on the New York market on Nov. 22 relinquished some of the gains—and some of the accompanying optimism for an output limit from members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries—that came during the previous two trading sessions. The downward trend continued early Nov. ...

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  4. Serbia’s NIS wraps major refinery turnaround

    Serbia’s Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) JSC Novi Sad has completed a major turnaround as part of an ongoing modernization program to improve energy efficiency, boost production of higher-quality products, and ensure operational reliability at its 4.8 million-tonne/year refinery at Pancevo.

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    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

  1. Curacao inks MOU for new operator, revamp of Emmastad refinery

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    Mon, 14 Nov 2016

  2. Auto oil distillation testing units

    Determination of biodiesel and ethanol-blended gases plus prepared for automatic dry point detection are yours with this ADU 5 automatic distillation unit.

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    Sat, 15 Mar 2014

  3. Simulated Distillation Analysis of Kerosene and Diesel by ASTM D2887

    Simulated Distillation (SimDis) is a Gas Chromatographic technique for determining the boiling point distribution of petroleum products by Flame Ionization Detection. This information assists refinery engineers in determining the most efficient process for the distillation of crude oil and allows ...

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    White Paper

    Thu, 3 Mar 2011

  4. CB&I acquires Catalytic Distillation Technologies refining, petrochemical company

    CB&I has acquired Chemical Research and Licensing from CRI/Criterion, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. This acquisition gives CB&I, through its Lummus Technology business sector, a 100% interest in Catalytic Distillation Technologies (CDTECH).

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    Mon, 3 Jan 2011

  5. Independent Russian refinery implements process automation

    Kuban Oil & Gas Co. has let a contract to Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a division of Honeywell International Inc., to provide advanced automated control and safety systems at the 1.5 million-tonne/year AT-5 crude distillation unit (CDU) of subsidiary Ilsky Refinery LLC’s refinery in the ...

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    Tue, 12 Jul 2016

  6. Distillation analyzers get B100 FAME feature

    PMD 110 distillation analyzers have a newly added feature: B100 Biodiesel (FAME) application.

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    Blogs

    Tue, 1 Feb 2011

  7. Demand for distillate drops by double digits in January - API

    According to a report from the American Petroleum Institute, U.S. distillate deliveries fell by double digits in January, compared with the previous year’s levels, highlighting the fit-and-start nature of the economic recovery.

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    Fri, 19 Feb 2010

  8. Colonial Pipeline completes 75,000 b/d distillate expansion

    Colonial Pipeline Co. completed the final phase of a 75,000 b/d increase to the capacity of its primary distillate pipeline, extending from Houston to Greensboro, NC.

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    Wed, 1 Aug 2012

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