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Editorial Comment: Celebrating the technologies and people in the global hydrocarbon processing industry

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

On October 11, Gulf Energy Information celebrated the inaugural Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards.

Ukraine says oil refinery hit, power lines damaged in Russian drone attack

A Russian drone attack set ablaze the Kremenchuk oil refinery in central Ukraine and knocked out power supply in three villages, while falling debris from downed drones damaged railway power lines in a nearby region.

Venezuela's main refining complex running at 10% of capacity after two CDUs shutdown

Venezuela's largest refining complex, the 955,000-bpd Paraguana Refining Center, was operating at about 10% of capacity after two CDUs were shutdown due to a fire and lack of feedstock.

Fire at Afipsky oil refinery near Novorossiisk put out

A fire that broke out at the Afipsky oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar region was promptly extinguished, the region's emergency security authorities said after social media reports of powerful blasts shaking the refinery.

Petoskey Plastics receives NOL from FDA for food-contact PCR-LLDPE

Petoskey Plastics has received a No Objection Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirming the capability of its secondary recycling process to produce post-consumer recycled linear, low-density polyethylene material that is suitable for food-contact applications.

Japan's Eneos shuts crude distillation unit at Sakai oil refinery

Japan's biggest oil refiner, Eneos Corp, shut the 141,000 bpd crude distillation unit at its Sakai refinery on Oct. 16 after a glitch.

Russia will never be seen as reliable energy supplier, U.S. energy official says

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources Geoffrey Pyatt said Russia would never again be viewed as a reliable energy supplier, a day after Washington imposed fresh sanctions on Moscow because of its war in Ukraine.

Blast at illegal Nigerian oil refinery kills 37 people

At least 37 people, including two pregnant women, were burned to death after a blast at an illegal oil refinery in southern Nigeria.

Sharing insights beyond the fencelines with digital technologies

Seeq Corporation: Bowling, M.

In refineries and petrochemical plants globally, breaking down silos and barriers among departments, teams and functions remains one of the largest challenges when it comes to processing data and operational insights.

Operational excellence: Repetitive incidents in the energy business

JEM Advisors: Kenyon, R.  |  Hanson, T.  |  Straker, B.  |  Ladnier, G.  |  McLeod, G.

Workforce demographics in the oil, gas, chemicals and other energy industries have altered personnel experience ratios.