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Eight Texas (U.S.) chemical plant workers treated for toxic gas exposure

Eight people were taken to a hospital for treatment after a toxic gas leak at Altivia Chemicals' plant in La Porte, Texas.

Digital Feature: Enhancing ethylene cracker radiant tube integrity through innovative robotic inspection

Radiant tube failure ranks as a primary cause of unplanned shutdowns in ethylene cracking furnaces. This article examines tube failures via carburization, along with a proprietary technology that provides comprehensive multi-aspect inspection data to mitigate ethylene radiant tube failures.

EPA fines Iowa ethanol producer for alleged clean air act violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will collect a $89,860 penalty from POET Biorefining – Menlo LLC, a bioethanol producer in Menlo, Iowa, to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

Fire at Marathon's Martinez refinery in California (U.S.) injuries one

A fire was reported at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Martinez refinery in California in which one person was injured and 20 facility workers evacuated.

Texas (U.S.) crude quality checks rise after excess metal found in oil export

U.S. oil pipeline and export terminal operators are stepping up quality checks after finding an out-of-specification cargo that raised worries of excess metals contaminating Texas shale oil.

Rural Texas (U.S.) chemical plant fire extinguished

A fire at a rural chemical distribution plant northeast of Houston was extinguished, a county emergency services department said.

Rural Texas (U.S.) chemical plant fire contained

A chemical plant exploded in a huge fireball in Shepherd, Texas. Authorities issued a 'shelter-in-place' order to residents within a one-mile radius of the Sound Resource Solutions complex.

Editorial Comment: Celebrating the technologies and people in the global hydrocarbon processing industry

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

On October 11, Gulf Energy Information celebrated the inaugural Gulf Energy Information Excellence Awards.

Ukraine says oil refinery hit, power lines damaged in Russian drone attack

A Russian drone attack set ablaze the Kremenchuk oil refinery in central Ukraine and knocked out power supply in three villages, while falling debris from downed drones damaged railway power lines in a nearby region.

Venezuela's main refining complex running at 10% of capacity after two CDUs shutdown

Venezuela's largest refining complex, the 955,000-bpd Paraguana Refining Center, was operating at about 10% of capacity after two CDUs were shutdown due to a fire and lack of feedstock.