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Refinery news roundup: Autumn turnarounds set to start in Europe

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London — Planned refinery turnarounds in Europe have been building up, with several sites planning works in September. Meanwhile, news has focused on quarterly results. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Total said that its H1 and Q2 refinery runs were down as a result of “the Read More

Refinery news roundup: Minor works at Russian refineries, Antipinsky back

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London — Only minor works were heard at Russian refineries before the start of the autumn refinery turnaround season in October. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Meanwhile, the Antipinsky refinery resumed operations on July 18, Sberbank said in a statement. Socar Energoresurs, a joint venture between Read More

China’s Minmetals says to close rare earth unit after pollution violations

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The rare earths arm of state-owned China Minmetals Corporation said one of its units would halt production with immediate effect from Thursday after failing to rectify a series of environmental offences. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment found that Ganxian Hongjin Rare Earth Ltd Co, a subsidiary of China Minmetals Rare Earth Read More

China raises pollution violations at Minmetals rare earth unit: Xinhua

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – State-owned China Minmetals has failed to rectify a series of pollution offences at its rare earth production unit despite being ordered to do so, the Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing the environment ministry. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment said Ganxian Hongjin Rare Earth Ltd Co, a subsidiary of China Read More

Astronomers studying ALIEN radio signals discover 8 NEW sources, one from nearby galaxy

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Astronomers studying Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), some of the rarest and most enigmatic phenomena in deep space, have detected eight new repeating signals, which could hold the key to solving where exactly they come from. While these curious signals are alien in origin, no one should be expecting little green men contacting their friends in Read More

W&T believes still sizable upside left in US Gulf of Mexico Mahogany Field

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Denver — Sees 100 million barrels of additional reserves Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Field production is currently 15,500 boe/d Will close soon on ExxonMobil’s Mobile Bay assets Pure-play US Gulf of Mexico operator W&T Offshore believes it has a lot more proved reserves at its Read More

Hubble captures hypnotizing PHOTO of distant planetary nebula

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The Hubble Space Telescope is the gift that keeps on giving, as the international team operating it has once again shared a truly mesmerizing image from space, this time of a planetary nebula. A rare sight to capture on film, this particular object, named NGC 2022, likely won’t last long (cosmically speaking) as the ageing Read More

Saudi Aramco’s H1 net income slips to $46.9 bil on lower oil prices

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Highlights Reports first half financial results for first time Talks up financial, production strength Highlights downstream importance Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil producer, reported its first half financial results for the first time on Monday, highlighting its financial muscle and production capabilities ahead of a much-vaunted but much-delayed stock market listing. Not registered? Receive Read More

‘Gucci’ reformate a rare commodity as reformers run at lower severity

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Houston — US Gulf Coast reformate barge differentials were on the rise last week as better quality — “Gucci” — product was heard to be difficult to find. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Offered barges of lower-quality reformate were not catching the eye of buyers, who Read More

Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is resuming efforts to disperse a build-up of contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that is stalling progress on cleaning up the site, the government said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear Read More