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Discovery ensues in Motiva explosion suit

According to the lawsuit, on July 31, 2011, Carrell was working at the Motiva facility when an explosion occurred, causing him to suffer bodily injuries. October 21, 2013 2:02 PM By David Yates Discovery continues to dominant litigation brought by Jasper County resident Tommy Carrell Jr., who sued Motiva Enterprises for alleged injuries he received […]

Problems at Motiva plant

Petrodollars: A lot of smart oil people caught up in problems at a Motiva plant By News Desk: September 16, 2013 A big expansion project at the Port Arthur, Texas refinery owned by Motiva–the Shell-Saudi joint venture–has been far from the success story envisioned by the two partners. In this week’s Oilgram News column Petrodollars, […]

Shell’s oil sands deliverer becomes downstream boss

Abbott also takes on a headache in the form of the company’s Motiva U.S. refining joint venture operation, where a new refinery unit faces piping and vibration problems . Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:10pm BST By Andrew Callus (Reuters) – Shell is to make John Abbott head of its fuels and chemicals business, pitching the […]

SHAMBLES AT MOTIVA PORT ARTHUR REFINERY

By John Donovan Anyone who has read the postings made on this website in recent years by insiders working on the Motiva Refinery expansion project should not be in the least surprised by the series of serious mishaps following the restart, which taken together, can only be described as a complete and utter shambles. Troubled […]

Troubled Motiva refinery, biggest in U.S., faces lengthy 2014 work: sources

The biggest U.S. oil refinery could shut its main crude distillation unit for up to three months next year to replace a vibrating pipe that prevents the 325,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) unit from running at full capacity, sources familiar with operations said. That would be another blow to the Motiva Enterprises, 600,000-bpd plant since the $10-billion (U.S.)refinery, […]

Fire hobbles Motiva oil refinery, biggest in U.S.

Sources said refinery managers spoke of their frustration on Monday with problems that have plagued the expanded plant.  “It was a bad weekend for us,” said one source. “We’re all feeling snake-bit. It just seems like we get up and going and then something else goes wrong.” Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:28am IST * ‘Feeling […]

Exclusive: Largest U.S. refinery to run below capacity for months

A new piping problem may force the newest crude distillation unit at Motiva’s Port Arthur refinery, the largest plant in the United States, to run up to 75,000 barrels-per-day below capacity through fall of next year. By Erwin Seba HOUSTON | Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:45pm EDT (Reuters) – A new piping problem may force […]

Motiva Port Arthur refinery shuts down after power outage

By Barbara Powell Bloomberg News Motiva Enterprises LLC’s Port Arthur, Texas, refinery is completely shut down after losing power yesterday, a person familiar with operations said. There isn’t a timeline for restarting the plant, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. The refinery is the largest in the […]

Motiva Port Arthur Restart Delayed Until Next Week – Source

Published December 21, 2012 by Dow Jones Newswires Motiva Enterprises LLC most likely will not be able to restart for a few more days a main processing unit at its refinery expansion in Port Arthur, Texas, a person familiar with the refinery’s operations said Friday. Motiva has been struggling to restart the 325,000-barrel-a-day refinery expansion’s […]

Troubled Motiva refinery crude unit shut by small fire

Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:41pm EST * Repairs to fractured pipe could take several days, sources say * 325,000 barrel per day crude unit was in process of restarting * New crude unit had previously been shut due to corrosion issue * Gasoline prices jump on fire, pare gains after damage report By Erwin Seba […]

Shell CFO: Confident US Government Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

By Selina Williams: Published November 20, 2012 by Dow Jones Newswires Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) is confident the U.S. government will approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline extension that will carry crude from western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, its chief financial officer Simon Henry said Tuesday. “We remain confident the U.S. government […]

Shell nearly there on Pearl, Port Arthur restart early 2013

LONDON | Thu Nov 1, 2012 5:29am EDT Nov 1 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Finance Director Simon Henry said the company was “nearly there” in ramping up to full output at its Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) facility in Qatar and that the company was “on track” to restart the 325,000 barrels-a-day damaged Port […]

A big mess at Motiva and why Gulf Coast refiners are making a killing

Lorne Stockman While Chevron’s Richmond refinery has been making the news lately with a very visible incident, our attention has been drawn to less noticed recent events in America’s biggest refining center on the Gulf Coast, where what was to become the country’s largest refinery also ran into a spot of trouble. You’d think that […]

Shell greenlights halved Louisiana-to-Texas crude oil pipeline

Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:16pm EDT (Reuters) – A new crude oil pipeline from a key terminal in Louisiana to refineries near Port Arthur, Texas, will be built at about half the size envisioned late last year, Shell Pipeline LP said on Thursday after securing customer commitments for the project. The Westward Ho Pipeline, which […]