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Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

Ipieca appoints ExxonMobil’s Paul Krishna as new Chair

Aspentech announces new and expanded capabilities in latest version of aspenONE

Aspen Technology, Inc. introduced new and expanded capabilities now available in aspenONE®, helping customers achieve new levels of operational excellence with expanded Industrial AI throughout the portfolio, additional integration of industrial data management across solutions, and advancements in planning and scheduling capabilities.

Colonial pipeline (U.S.) halts some fuel deliveries for maintenance

The Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined fuel pipeline in the U.S., conducted system maintenance on Thursday that required a temporary halt of some deliveries.

Digital transformation shapes the oil and gas industry: Achieving unparalleled growth and operational efficiency

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Gardner, J.  |  Fitzsimmons, S.

The oil and gas industry is facing numerous challenges that are impacting its profitability and future growth.

TPC Group fined $30 MM over 2019 Texas (U.S.) blasts that caused evacuations

TPC Group was fined more than $30 MM over blasts at its Port Neches petrochemical plant in Texas (U.S.) that prompted thousands of people to be evacuated in 2019.

Mammoet successfully transports/installs record-breaking hydrocracker for ORLEN Lietuva refinery

The ORLEN Lietuva refinery in Mažeikiai, Lithuania, entrusted Mammoet with the transportation and installation of a massive residue hydrocracking unit (RHCU), weighing 1,500 t and standing over 50 m tall.

Ryazan refinery (Russia) hit by drone strike

A fire broke out due to a drone strike at a primary oil refining unit of the Ryazan refinery operated by Russia's Rosneft.

Ineos shuts down Canadian unit for maintenance after chemical leak

INEOS confirmed in a statement that it had shut down the Sarnia plant for maintenance and to address an unspecified mechanical issue and did not address the extent or cause of the chemical release.

Enhance ethylene cracker radiant tube integrity through innovative robotic inspection

CastNewX Technology Co. Ltd.: Zhang, M.

The ethylene cracker plays a crucial role in the petrochemical industry, producing more than 200 MMtpy of ethylene globally, which is the major building block for plastics, synthetic rubber, lubricants and various chemicals.

Re-wire PSSR programs for sustainable results

Contributing Editor: Khan, A. J.

The 2008 Bayer CropScience pesticide waste tank explosion caused by a chemical runaway reaction at the facility in West Virginia (U.S.) resulted in two fatalities and eight injuries. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board concluded that although a pre-startup safety review (PSSR) was conducted, it was inadequate—operators and subject matter experts (SMEs) were not involved, and an eight-page checklist was filled with a complete disregard to their details and specifics.