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Russia's Orsk refinery declares force majeure on fuel supply due to floods

Russia's Orsk oil refinery, which has halted output after widespread floods, declared force majeure on fuel supplies from April 8, according to a document issued by plant owner Forteinvest.

Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical reopens Mailiao refinery port, restarts a crude unit after quake

Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical restarted operations at the port at its Mailiao oil refinery after closing it as a precautionary measure following a powerful earthquake.

An ignition control nightmare—Protecting assets from a lightning strike

Contributing Author: Khan, A. J.

Design engineers put forth their best efforts to forecast all risks for their processing plant and strive to embed optimum controls in design, commissioning, operations and maintenance to prevent these risks during the plant’s lifecycle.

Global energy giants commit to accelerated transition to low-carbon future

At CERAWeek by S&P Global in Houston, Texas, executives met to network and discuss strategies for scaling technologies of the future. In a panel moderated by Atul Arya, Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist at S&P Global, the panelists discussed the large-scale deployment of various technologies over the next several decades, including renewables, carbon capture, utilization and storage, hydrogen and much more.

Audubon launches unprecedented vapor recovery & reuse system for EPA compliance

Audubon Engineering Company introduced its patented Vapor Upcycle System as a sustainable-energy solution for capturing and reusing hazardous air pollutants.

Safety study demonstrates the need for new safety rules for methanol-fueled vessels

A new fire safety study by global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has revealed that existing firefighting methods used to extinguish machinery space spray and pool fires on conventionally fueled vessels are inadequate when dealing with methanol-based fires.

Colombia cops seize 7.3-MM gallons of crude in raids on illegal refineries

Colombian police have seized more than seven million gallons of crude oil in raids on illegal refineries, in an operation targeting production of bootleg fuel in Norte de Santander province.

bp's Indiana (U.S.) refinery back to normal operations after Feb outage

bp’s 435,000-bpd Whiting, Indiana (U.S.), refinery has returned to normal operations for the first time since a February plantwide power outage.

Ukrainian drones attack Russian oil refinery in Kaluga region

Ukraine attacked a small oil refinery in Russia's Kaluga region with drones, causing damage in an operation that was conducted by the GUR military spy agency.

Report: 80% of Petrochemical Process Engineers Concerned Power Equipment Could Affect Refinery Operations

New reports exploring the European petrochemicals industry has discovered over 80% of its process engineering professionals are concerned their current power equipment could affect refinery operations.