Refining

ABL Group and Mammoet complete Dos Bocas marine transportation project

Energy and marine consultancy ABL Group and its client Mammoet have successfully completed 12 heavy-lift shipments of refinery equipment to the new Dos Bocas project in Mexico.

Diesel’s gloomy message for the global economy

Global shortages of middle distillates such as diesel, gas oil and heating oil are intensifying rather than easing – making it more likely a relatively severe slowdown in the business cycle will be necessary to rebalance the market.

French refinery strikes risk spiraling into bigger crisis for Macron

France's refinery strikes are emboldening hardline unions and the political opposition hoping to ignite a broader movement that could threaten President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda.

Shares in Brazil's Braskem jump after report on new Apollo bid, shareholders deny

Shares in Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem SA jumped more than 20% on Tuesday after local newspaper O Globo reported that U.S.-based asset manager Apollo made a new, higher bid for the company.

Carlyle prepares sale of Gabon oil firm Assala Energy

Private equity fund Carlyle Group is preparing to launch the sale of its Gabon-focused oil and gas producer Assala Energy, hoping to raise over $1 B amid high global energy prices, industry sources said.

Kuwait's KNPC says units at Mina al-ahmadi oil refinery stopped due to malfunction

Some units at Kuwait's Mina al-ahmadi oil refinery abruptly stopped on Monday evening due to a cooling water cut, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.

Esso trying to resume refinery operations 'as soon as possible'

ExxonMobil's French business Esso is trying to resume operations as soon as possible now that an agreement has been accepted by two trade unions.

Exxon asks U.S. labor board for new date for hearing on refinery lockout charges

ExxonMobil asked the U.S. National Labor Relations Board to move back by a month a hearing on a complaint the company unlawfully locked out more than 600 workers from its Beaumont, Texas, refinery.

TotalEnergies accelerates refinery wage talks as fuel supply shrinks

TotalEnergies offered to bring forward wage talks, in response to union demands, as it sought to end a strike that has disrupted supplies to almost a third of French petrol stations and led the government to tap strategic reserves.

Air-cooled heat exchanger under natural convection

Pramanik, R., Contributing Consultant

Determining whether or not to operate an air-cooled heat exchanger (ACHE) under natural convection is a challenge due to the limited information available for simulations of an ACHE under operation without fans.