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French refinery strikes are timed to hit hard

Strike action and unplanned maintenance has taken offline more than 60% of France's refining capacity - or 740,000 bpd - forcing the country to import more when global supply uncertainty has increased the cost.

Strikes knock already struggling French refined products sector

More than 60% of France's refining capacity is offline as strikes over pay and unplanned maintenance pile pressure on the refined products sector.

Argentine oil workers strike after refinery explosion kills three

Argentina's largest oil union said it launched an indefinite strike on Thursday after an explosion at a refinery in the western province of Neuquen killed three.

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Beckhoff USA appoints Jake Schieffer VP of sales

BP says two killed in Ohio refinery fire

BP said on Wednesday two of its staff were killed after sustaining injuries in a fire at its 150,800 barrel-per-day Toledo, Ohio, refinery.

The Downstream Rundown: In case you missed it 09/16

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week. These articles include announcements from Clariant, Aemestis, Evonik, ADNOC, Technip and more. Stay up to sate with the latest industry news.

Gulf Energy Information and AIChE to cohost the ChemE Show

The ChemE and Process Engineering Tradeshow will be the leading exhibition and technical event for chemical engineers in North America.

Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden to step down, Wael Sawan appointed as his successor

Shell announced that Ben van Beurden will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the end of 2022, and that his successor will be Wael Sawan. Wael’s appointment is effective January 1, 2023.

Hydrocarbon Processing wins prestigious Eddie award

Hydrocarbon Processing’s May 2022 issue received an Eddie award at FOLIO’s Eddie and Ozzie gala in New York City. The issue, which focused on the latest advancements in biofuels/renewable fuels and green petrochemicals production, received top honors within the B2B Full Issue category, beating out several other publications.

Industry Pioneers: The people that have advanced the HPI for more than 150 yr

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Carl von Linde was a German scientist and engineer who pioneered new technologies in refrigeration and the invention of air separation and gas liquefaction processes. In the 1870s, Linde’s studies led to an efficient design for refrigeration.