Oil And Gas News / Reports
Valero Nears Project Completions on Gulf Coast, Eyes Terminal Deals in Mexico
SUGAR LAND--August 18, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) and Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) (San Antonio, Texas) are planning to finish several major projects on the U.S. Gulf Coast before the end of the year, and kick off several others in Texas. It also is expanding its footprint in Mexico through deals with a state-owned distribution company. Industrial Info is tracking more than $1.7 billion in active projects involving Valero.

Within this article: Details on some of Valero's highest-valued projects, both proposed and under construction, in the U.S. and Mexico.
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U.S. Textile Manufacturing Regains Lost Ground
SUGAR LAND--August 18, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--After losing ground in past years, things may finally be looking up for U.S. textile and fiber manufacturers. According to the National Council of Textile Organizations, shipments of U.S. textiles and apparel rose to $74.4 billion last year, an 11% increase from 2009, when the Great Recession was spelling doom and gloom for the sector. According to Chemical & Engineering News, U.S. textile manufacturers have gained ground since this time "through technology advances, automation, and productivity improvements." Industrial Info is tracking more than $1.5 billion in U.S. textile manufacturing projects. Many expansions and additions feature in these projects, showing a strengthening and resilience in the U.S. textiles sector.
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Union Pacific Lays Off 750 Employees in Cost-Cutting Move
SUGAR LAND--August 18, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Less than a month after reporting a 19% rise in profits from a year earlier, Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) (Omaha, Nebraska) is laying off 750 employees, mostly at the railroad company's Omaha headquarters. Industrial Info is tracking $915 million in active Union Pacific projects.

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Belfast Gas Power Plant Goes to Planning
GALWAY, IRELAND--August 18, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--A proposed gas-fired power plant that could power half of Northern Ireland will be submitted for planning permission next week.

Within this article: Details plans for new gas-fired plant, investment, timeline, partners and impact on the region's power
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Daily News Energy Headlines from August 17, 2017
We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.

Companies featured: Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
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China's Coal Output Up 8.5% in July 2017
BEIJING--August 18, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Driven by the increase demand in power generation and higher prices, in July 2017 China's coal output reached 290 million metric tons (MMT), an increase of 8.5% year over year, but the growth was 2.1 percentage points lower than that of June 2017. The daily average output reached 9.5 MMT, which was 0.78 MMT lower than that in June 2017. From January through July, China's accumulative coal output reached 2.01 billion metric tons, an increase of 5.4% year over year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China.
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Analysts See Rising Oil Demand, Prices in Next Few Years
SUGAR LAND--August 17, 2017--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The buzz at ENERCOM's The Oil & Gas Conference in Denver, Colorado, both from the speaker's podium and the side conversations taking place among the 2,000-plus participants, called to mind the bumper sticker that once adorned so many vehicles in the Oil Patch: "Please God, give me one more oil boom. I promise I won't screw this one up."

Within this article: Industry sentiment regarding the potential of an upswing in oil demand. Additional companies: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG), Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC)
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North Dakota's Oil and Gas Industry Maintains Heavy Output, Sees Expansions Amid Weak Prices
SUGAR LAND--August 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--As oil prices remain low and the global glut only slowly shrinks, North Dakota is holding steady on its output. Shale producers in the resource-heavy state are innovating around the tough market environment, finding more efficient and economic means of exploration. The state's natural gas market also is staying in good shape. Industrial Info is tracking more than $1.6 billion in active Oil & Gas Industry projects in North Dakota.

Within this article: Details on oil and gas projects in North Dakota, including those from major companies such as Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES), Oasis Petroleum Incorporated (NYSE:OAS) and Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP).
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LyondellBasell Eyes One More Ethylene Debottleneck at Channelview Site
SUGAR LAND--August 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Having completed two billion pounds in ethylene capacity expansions since 2013, LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) (Houston, Texas) is considering one more debottleneck at its facility at Channelview, Texas, according to the company's top executive.

Within this article: Overview of several LyondellBasell projects.
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ExxonMobil Makes Headway with North American Oil Production, Chemicals Projects
SUGAR LAND--August 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) continues to progress with projects in North America, including a massive offshore oil production platform off the east coast of Canada and Chemicals projects in Texas. At ExxonMobil's second-quarter earnings conference call last month, the company gave guidance on these and other projects.

Within this article: Details of ExxonMobil projects in North America and elsewhere
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