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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.

Venezuela's PDVSA resumes operations at El Palito refinery unit

Venezuela's state energy company Petroleos de Venezuela PDVSA has resumed operation at the catalytic cracking unit at the El Palito refinery.

Leak halts unit at Shell's Pernis oil refinery in Rotterdam

Shell has halted a unit at its Pernis oil refinery in Rotterdam because of an unspecified leak, the company said in a statement.

Naphtha tank at Calcasieu Refining catches fire due to lightning

A tank containing naphtha at Calcasieu Refining in Lake Charles, Louisiana caught fire due to a lightning strike, local media reported.

FCC and HDS feed flexibility and integration with the delayed coker in the Izmit refinery

Tüpraş: Kantar, B. O.  |  Tunca, O.  |  Azizoğlu, Z.  |  Önen, M. F.  |  Genç, M.

Operational flexibility is one of the key parameters that leads to success and sustainability in refinery production.

Critical considerations for retrofit designing a platformer reactor’s partial bypass piping in a NHT plant

Saudi Aramco: Kittur, A.

The naphtha hydrotreater/continuous catalyst regeneration (NHT/CCR) platformer produces reformate to be utilized as a blending stock in the gasoline pool (FIG. 1).

Added benefits of control-valve environmental packing

Emerson: McMahon, T.

Packing selection used to be a straightforward task that played a small part in a valve specification process that was much more involved.

Business Trends: The journey to sustainable profitability: How to benchmark the efficiency of your investment

Honeywell UOP: Couch, K.  |  Griffiths, M.  |  Ritchie, J.  |  Srivastava, P.

Because it provides the energy and materials required for global development, the refining industry is critical to the world economy.

Global Project Data

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking nearly 1,000 active projects around the world.