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Iran seizes tanker with 900 tons of 'smuggled fuel'

Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized a tanker holding 900 metric tons of "smuggled fuel" and 12 crew members based on a court order, a report by the semi-official Fars news agency said.

Kuwait's KIPIC says al-Zour refinery distillation unit 21 online

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company’s distillation unit 21 at the al-Zour refinery has come online.

CPC limits oil intake due to power outage in Kazakhstan

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium has stopped three pumping stations in western Kazakhstan because of a power outage in the region, the CPC said.

Atyrau oil refinery in Kazakhstan halted due to power outage

The Atyrau oil refinery in western Kazakhstan was completely halted due to power outage.

Kuwait's KIPIC puts out fire at al-Zour refinery

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company put out a fire at the al-Zour refinery without any reported injuries, a company spokesperson said.

Fire breaks out at Romania's biggest oil refinery

A fire at Romania's Black Sea crude oil refinery Petromidia, the largest in the country, was being brought under control after a blaze broke out, a government emergency response unit said.

Another fire breaks out at Calcasieu Refinery

A fire broke out at the Calcasieu Refining Company in Louisiana while crews were working on dismantling an old tank that had previously caught fire.

Angola fuel hike protesters clash with police

Angolan police fired tear gas in the capital Luanda and other cities Benguela and Namibe as thousands of protesters took to the streets a week after clashes over a recent fuel hike killed at least five people.

Fire extinguished at oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar

A fire at an oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar region has been extinguished, a local emergency task force said.

bp's Toledo refinery suffered cascade of malfunctions before fatal explosion

Supervisors at bp's Toledo, Ohio refinery opted to keep the plant running despite a series of malfunctions and a petroleum spill in the hours before an accident that killed two workers last year.