EIA: U.S., Gulf Coast refineries break new record

Weekly U.S. gross refinery inputs

U.S. refineries have been processing record volumes of oil recently, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Weekly Petroleum Status Report. Refinery inputs hit a record-high 16.8 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in each of the past two weeks, exceeding the previous record from summer 2005. Refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast in particular pushed the total U.S.

Beaumont CPA recognized by statewide organization

Nathan H. Cross, CPA

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) recently honored Beaumont certified public accountant Nathan H. Cross with the organization's Distinguished Public Service Award.

Major investment in the U.S.: Air Liquide expands its relationship with OCI N.V. in Beaumont

Air Liquide announced today that it has been selected by Natgasoline LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCI N.V., as the supplier of oxygen for its new world-scale methanol plant in Beaumont, Texas. Air Liquide will invest around €90 million (more than 120 million USD) in this high growth area for the chemical industry.

Texas National Park tourism creates $173.4 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 3,482,052 visitors to Texas national parks in 2013 spent $173.4 million and supported 2,374 jobs in the state.