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US to Close Northeast Gasoline Reserve with 1 MMbbl Sale

The Biden administration will sell nearly 1 MMbbl of gasoline in the U.S. managed stockpile in northeastern states as required by law, the Department of Energy said on May 21, effectively closing the reserve.

TotalEnergies to Invest $400MM in LPG

TotalEnergies is investing more than $400 million into LPG to provide more than 100 million people in Africa and Asia access to clean cooking methods by 2030.

Canadian Railway Companies Brace for Strike

A service disruption caused by a strike in May could delay freight deliveries of petrochemicals.

Global Partners Buys Four Liquid Energy Terminals from Gulf Oil

Global Partners initially set out to buy five terminals from Gulf Oil but the purchase of a terminal in Portland was abandoned after antitrust concerns were raised by the FTC and the Maine attorney general.

Diamondback, Verde Plan Converting Permian Natgas to Gasoline

Diamondback Energy subsidiary Cottonmouth Venture LLC has entered into a joint development agreement with Verde Clean Fuels to build a natural gas-to-gasoline facility in the Permian Basin.

Exxon Starts Up $2B Chemical Production Expansion in Baytown

Exxon Mobil Corp. started up a $2 billion chemical production expansion at the U.S. supermajor’s manufacturing complex near Houston.

Enterprise Products Partners Updates Permian Projects, Reports Earnings Slide

Lower commodity prices are blamed for the slide in Enterprise Product Partners’ second quarter results.

Venezuela, Iran Ink 25 Deals During State Visit

Venezuela and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed 25 deals across different development areas, including petrochemicals, during an official visit by Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi to Caracas.

LyondellBasell Pushes Back Houston Oil Refinery Closure

Petrochemical company LyondellBasell is delaying its exit from the refining sector and evaluating future options for its 700-acre site on the Houston Ship Channel.

Vertex Completes Startup Procedures for Renewable Diesel Project

Following two weeks of downtime for repairs, Vertex Energy has achieved initial production of renewable diesel.