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2013-05-07 23:02:09

According to court documents, approximately 3,000 residents were evacuated from their homes as a result of the the Marathon oil refinery fire. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Macuga, Liddle & Dubin and Hertz Schram announced that they filed a Class Action Complaint on Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court (Case No. 13-005590-NZ, Judge Maria Oxholm) against Marathon Oil Company on behalf of area residents who were evacuated from their homes this past weekend's oil refinery fire. The...

2013-04-23 12:24:24

Lower Reported Refinery Utilization Rates Due To Seasonal Maintenance Period SINGAPORE, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China's apparent oil demand* in March rose by 1.9% to an average 9.77 million barrels per day (b/d) or 41.31 million metric tons (mt), a just-released Platts analysis of Chinese government data showed. This followed a matching year-over-year rise of 1.9% in February to an average 10.19 million b/d. Apparent demand for oil in March was down 4.2% from February and...

2013-04-19 16:21:50

PHILADELPHIA, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Clean Air Council (CAC), a regional environmental advocacy organization, jointly announced a settlement resolving CAC's appeal of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) decision allowing emission reductions from the shut-down of the former Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery to be credited to the Philadelphia Refining Complex, which PES...

2013-04-16 16:21:19

More than 26 million are at risk of a Hydrofluoric Acid Release WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A United Steelworkers (USW) study released today--"A Risk Too Great, Hydrofluoric Acid in U.S. Refineries"--warns that refiners that use hydrofluoric acid (HF) in their alkylation process to make clean-burning gasoline do not have adequate safety systems in place and are not prepared to handle a release. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO )...

Waste Sulfur Transformed To Improve Batteries
2013-04-15 11:06:40

University of Arizona A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, including optical uses. The team has successfully used the new plastic to make lithium-sulfur batteries. "We've developed a new, simple and useful chemical process to convert sulfur into a useful plastic," lead researcher Jeffrey Pyun said. Next-generation...

2013-04-10 16:22:33

Worldwide Teamwork Produces Two Billion SCF Per Day of Hydrogen for Clean Fuels Production LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two decades of operational excellence and success were celebrated by Air Products (NYSE: APD) and Technip (NYSE: FR0000131708) to mark the 20 year milestone of the longest and most productive global hydrogen alliance supporting the oil and gas industry around the world. The global alliance was formed to meet refining industry demands for...

2013-04-08 08:22:54

DALLAS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ) (the "Company") is providing its current assessment of the Environmental Protection Agency's recently proposed pollution standards for fuels, referred to as the Tier III fuel standards. On March 29, 2013, the EPA published its proposed Tier III fuel standards which require, among other things, a reduction in the sulfur content of gasoline to a level of no more than 10 parts per million ("ppm") on an annual average basis....

2013-04-03 12:22:40

Capital Investment Costs Fully Reserved at IPO in January 2013 SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR), a subsidiary of CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI), today announced that the proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier III sulfur regulations will have no impact on the company's previously announced full year 2013 distribution guidance of $5.50 to $6.50 per common unit. The midpoint of this guidance represents a distribution yield of 19...

2013-04-03 08:24:13

Capital Investment Costs Fully Reserved at IPO in January 2013 SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) today announced that the proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier III sulfur regulations will have no impact on the company's previously announced full year 2013 distribution guidance of $5.50 to $6.50 per common unit. The midpoint of this guidance represents a distribution yield of 19 percent based on the company's closing common...

2013-03-12 12:23:19

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A planned $327 million expansion will boost refining capacity by 18 percent at the National Cooperative Refinery Association facility at McPherson, Kan., CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), an energy, grains and foods business and the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, announced today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/CG17298-a) The multi-faceted project, which will begin this spring, will boost refining capacity to...