Hydrocarbon Processing Venezuela's second largest refinery suspends gasoline production Venezuela's state company PDVSA has suspended gasoline production at the country's second largest refinery due to an outage at its reformer. Strike underway at Exxon refinery in France Workers at Exxon's Esso refinery in Fos-sur-Mer in southern France have gone on strike demanding higher wages. Braskem Idesa announced partner for new $400 MM Mexico ethane terminal Braskem Idesa´s new partner in a $400 MM investment in an ethane import terminal in Mexico will be Advario, part of the storage and logistic infrastructure company Oiltanking. Japan's gasoline demand almost at pre-pandemic levels after subsidy The head of the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ) said the country's subsidies for gasoline had helped restore demand close to pre-pandemic levels in May and June. Kuwait investing to meet any OPEC output increase Kuwait Petroleum Corporation chief said the Gulf producer had the capacity to reach its OPEC quota and was moving to its first offshore production as it invests to meet future oil demand. First flight in history with 100% sustainable aviation fuel on a regional commercial aircraft Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplier Neste collaborated to enable the first ever 100% SAF-powered test flight on a commercial regional aircraft. Biden says decision on pause on federal gasoline tax could come by end of week U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that a decision on whether to pause a federal gasoline tax could come by the end of this week, as the United States struggles to tackle soaring gasoline prices and inflation. Petrobras CEO resigns amid political blowback on fuel prices The chief executive of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras resigned on Monday in the face of mounting pressure from politicians after the firm announced a fuel price hike last week. The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 6/17 In case you missed any downstream news, this piece will give you a summary of some of the top stories from last week. Topsoe Technology to reduce customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 12 MMt in 2022 Topsoe’s technologies are set to reduce its customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 12 MMt in 2022 alone. These reductions will not be one-offs but ongoing for the years to come.