News Flash: Polyethylene Fire At Poly-America, Grand Prairie, Texas

A fire is raging at the Poly-America manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie, Texas.  As usual, no real details.  All I can make out so far is that is was started by a downed powerline.  It appears that the facility makes polyethylene and makes things like plastic bags, but I am not sure.  What does seem…

Press Release From National Safety Council: COVID-19 on Pace to Become Third Leading Cause of Death in 2020 – Surpasses the Total Number of Preventable, Accidental Deaths

Itasca, IL, 8/18/2020  – The National Safety Council is highly alarmed to see that the mortality numbers for COVID-19 already have surpassed the total annual number of preventable, accidental deaths in 2018, the most recent year of final data – and it is only August. At this pace, COVID-19 likely will be the third leading…

Article From Offshore Engineer Magazine: Petrobras Selling Stake in Santos Basin Block

August 12, 2020 - Brazilian oil company Petrobras is looking to sell at least half of its stake in a 698 square-kilometer pre-salt block in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil. Petrobras launched a teaser on Monday for the sale of 50% to 100% of its stake in the concession name BM-S-51 . Read more:  http://www.oedigital.com/news/480872-petrobras-selling-stake-in-santos-basin-block?utm_source=AOGDigital-ENews-2020-08-13&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OEGDigital-ENews

By The Numbers, 8/12/2020

The EIA published its Weekly Petroleum Status Report.  Here are some highlights.  All items are in millions of barrels per day except inventories, which is billions total.  Dates are defined as week ending averages, except utilization rate which is a four week ending average.  The full report can be found here. Item 8/7/20 7/31/20 Refinery…