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Maximum fill volume in propane, butane and LPG pressurized storage tanks

Pasargad Energy Development Co.: Safamirzaei, M.

Large volumes of flammable hydrocarbons are stored inside different storage tanks in gas, oil and petrochemical plants. In addition to maximizing profitability, the optimum design of process units and storage facilities must consider safety concerns to avoid catastrophic accidents.

Editorial Comment: Digital transformation: The many pathways to operational and project excellence

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

Throughout the history of the modern refining and petrochemicals industries, asset owners, project developers, and equipment and service companies have devoted countless expenditures in the research and development of new technologies.

Equinor says power supply restored at Mongstad refinery after fire

Equinor said the power supply at its Mongstad oil refinery in Norway was restored, after a fire in an electrical facility.

Russia's Novatek resumes processing at damaged Ust-Luga complex

Russian energy company Novatek resumed gas condensate processing at its Ust-Luga complex after the site was damaged last month by a suspected Ukrainian drone attack.

Red Sea, Russian refinery attacks tighten Asia naphtha supplies

Prices of naphtha, a key petrochemical feedstock, have jumped in Asia as drone attacks on Russian refineries and the Red Sea shipping crisis have disrupted European shipment.

Russia's Ilsky refinery plans to restart damaged unit this week

Russia's export-oriented Ilsky oil refinery plans to resume operations at its damaged primary processing unit this week.

Ukrainian drones attack two oil refineries in southern Russia

Ukrainian drones attacked two oil refineries in southern Russia's Krasnodar region, causing a large fire at the Ilsky refinery during operations conducted by the SBU security service.

Japan's Cosmo expects around 90% refinery run rate in 2024-25

Japanese oil company Cosmo Energy Holdings expects its refinery run rate to hover around 90% in the business year starting in April as it plans maintenance shutdowns at its Chiba and Yokkaichi sites.

TotalEnergies no longer sending ships through Red Sea

TotalEnergies has not sent ships through the southern strait leading to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal for several weeks, extending its ships' travel time to Europe, the French oil major said.

Venezuela to begin 20-day maintenance at smallest refinery

Venezuela has received all the parts it needs to begin a maintenance program at the 146,000-bpd El Palito refinery, with work expected to take about 20 days.