Safety

Operations at Exxon's Baytown, Texas refinery normal after storms

ExxonMobil Corp said operations at its Baytown, Texas refining and petrochemical complex were normal on Wednesday following severe storms including at least one tornado on Tuesday.

Six injured in fire at Phillips 66 Texas refinery tank farm

U.S. crews extinguished a fire on Tuesday at Phillips 66's 149,000-barrel-per-day joint-venture refinery in Borger, Texas, and six people were treated for injuries, the company said.

U.S. pipeline regulator probing 60-barrel leak on Colonial's Line 3

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is monitoring an estimated 60-barrel leak on Colonial Pipeline's Line 3 in Virginia, a source told Reuters.

Japan's Idemitsu restarts Yokkaichi No.2 CDU after maintenance

Japan's second-biggest oil refiner, Idemitsu Kosan Co, restarted the 100,000 bpd No.2 crude distillation unit (CDU) at its Yokkaichi refinery in central Japan on Dec. 3

Fire at Lanaz refinery in Iraq's Erbil under control

A fire at the Lanaz refinery in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil has been brought under control by civil defence teams, the state news agency INA reported.

Two dead after fire at refinery in Russia's Angarsk

Two people died and two others were injured after a massive fire and explosion at an oil refinery in Russia's Angarsk in southeastern Siberia, the local governor Igor Kobzev said.

TC Energy will give update on Keystone pipeline restart Wednesday

TC Energy said it expects to give an update on the Keystone pipeline restart later on Wednesday, a week after the 622,000 bpd pipeline was shut after leaking oil into a creek in Kansas.

Oil storage situation in Canada and U.S. after Keystone spill

Six days after TC Energy Corp's Keystone pipeline shut following a 14,000-barrel spill into a creek in Kansas, traders are questioning whether there is enough oil in storage in key areas if the pipeline remains closed for a number of weeks.

Development of novel epoxy closed-cell foam for personnel and corrosion protection—Part 2

Oharriz, O., Belzona Inc.

Most industrial assets operating at elevated temperatures require thermal insulation for energy conservation, thermal protection or process stabilization.

Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 2

Bohme, G. E., Sulphur Experts Inc.

Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment.