Several oil and gas firms have secured civil injunctions for their sites in a bid to curb a wave of protests aimed at terminals in England.
US refiners Valero Energy and Marathon Petroleum, along with Shell's trading unit Shell Western Supply and Trading, are rushing to secure Ecuadorian barrels after America banned imports of Russian crude.
Black smoke spewed across Houston’s industrial suburbs for more than an hour on Monday morning, just days after a winter storm knocked out power at several of the nation’s largest oil refineries.
Each year, Britain’s oil refineries send millions of barrels of surplus gasoline across the Atlantic to fuel America’s cars. The vital export trade appears to have stopped in June.
Oil company Chevron will pay a £5 million fine after a refinery explosion killed four workers and seriously injured another in West Wales.
Two companies are to face prosecution following an incident at a refinery seven years ago which resulted in the deaths of four people and serious injuries to another.
Valero Energy "significantly underestimated" the amount of cancer-causing benzene and other volatile compounds leaked from its Houston refinery during Hurricane Harvey's torrential rains, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said.
Valero Energy said it will shut down its Port Arthur refinery because of the continued beating the region is taking from Hurricane Harvey's tropical aftermath.