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Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

Flowserve Corp., a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has released the Flowserve FlowSync™ Bluetooth Actuator App.

Colombia police seize $329 MM in property, bank accounts tied to stolen oil

Colombian police have seized property and bank accounts worth $329 MM, proceeds from the sale and export of stolen crude oil, officials said.

Fire at Kuwait's Mina al-Ahmadi refinery put out

Firefighters managed to put out a fire in one of the bitumen production unit's lines at Kuwait's Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery, Kuwait National Petroleum Company said in a statement.

Russia reports fuel spill in Northern Dvina river

An oil products spill in the Northern Dvina river in Russia's Arkhangelsk region has resulted in a large oil slick on the water surface, the head of environment watchdog Rosprirodnadzor said.

UN starts removing oil from decaying tanker near Yemen in Red Sea

The United Nations said it had started the removal of more than 1 million barrels of oil from a decaying supertanker off Yemen's Red Sea coast in a complex operation it hopes will ward off a regional disaster.

Canada releases framework to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies

Canada released a framework for eliminating inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, making it the first G20 country to deliver on a 2009 commitment to rationalize and phase out government support for the sector.

UN could start removing oil this week from decaying Yemen tanker

An operation to start removing some 1.1 million barrels of oil from a decaying tanker moored off Yemen's coast could start by the end of the week, the United Nations said.

Shell suspends loadings of Nigeria's Forcados crude oil

Shell has suspended loadings of Nigeria's Forcados crude oil due to a potential leak at the export terminal, a spokesperson for its local subsidiary, SPDC, said.

Equinor's Mongstad refinery reduces output after lightning strike

Equinor has evacuated some staff and reduced output at its Mongstad oil refinery on Norway's west coast after a lightning strike near the plant disrupted power supplies, it said.

Marine fuel contamination hits U.S. Gulf Coast shippers

Contaminated marine fuels from several suppliers led to fouled engines on about a dozen vessels operating from the U.S. Gulf Coast this spring, according to Lloyd's Register and marine fuel testing service VPS.