Tag: oil refinery

US Shale Producers Seeking to Boost Oil Production Through Re-Fracking

Shale producers in the United States are resorting to “re-fracking” to boost the country’s oil output as well as generate additional profits without having to make significant new investments. Re-fracking refers to the practice of an oil company returning to old shale oil and gas wells that were fracked in the past but are no…


Kuwait Death Toll Raised to 4 in Oil Refinery Fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said in a statement Wednesday. The fire, which erupted Jan. 14 during maintenance work at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery,…


Scores Evacuated in Fire at Indonesia’s Largest Oil Refinery

JAKARTA, Indonesia—A fire at a gasoline storage at the largest oil refinery on Indonesia’s Java island near Jakarta on Saturday prompted the evacuation of at least 80 residents living nearby, the national oil company Pertamina said. Pertamina, Indonesia’s biggest state-owned enterprise and energy company, said the fire at the Cilacap refinery started at one of…


Aussie Jobs Gone as ExxonMobil Closes Refinery in Altona

MELBOURNE, Australia — Over 300 jobs in Victoria will be lost as ExxonMobil closes one of the last of its remaining oil refineries in Australia after it was deemed it no longer economically viable. The Altona refinery in the southwest of Melbourne has been in operation since 1949 and supplies around half of Victoria’s refined…