Press Release, May 20, 2013
Stuttgart – The international expert organisation DEKRA expands its industrial business considerably on the African continent. DEKRA has signed a purchase agreement for the full acquisition of the Raysonics Group in Vanderbijlpark south of Johannesburg.
Chemical Week, May 19, 2013
Koch Nitrogen has announced plans to build a new urea plant at its Enid, OK facility. In addition, the company is revamping existing production processes at the facility.
US CSB, May 16, 2013
West, Texas, May 16, 2013 – As other agencies wrapped up their on-site investigations into the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer in West, Texas, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced its work to examine all aspects of the tragedy will continue in the town of West, at the Western Regional Office in Denver, and at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 11, 2013
Sunoco Logistics chief executive Michael J. Hennigan provided analysts with details Thursday about how the pipeline and terminal company plans to repurpose the refinery as a hub for shipping liquid fuels produced from natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica Shales.
PRWeb, May 11, 2013
Refiners will increase their facilities' capacity to handle more crude oil as output rises, but will have to contend with government regulations designed to increase the use of renewable and environmentally friendly fuels; these regulations will limit revenue growth in the years to come. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Petroleum Refining industry in its growing industry report collection.
U.S. Water Services, May 9, 2013
Corrosion is a naturally occurring phenomenon commonly defined as the deterioration of a substance (usually a metal) or its properties because of a reaction with its environment. Corrosion can cause dangerous and expensive damage to water and wastewater systems, pipelines, bridges and public buildings costing the U.S. according to a current corrosion study approximately $276 billion on an annual basis
ABC News, May 7, 2013
California regulators recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a record $2.25 billion fine for decades of negligence that led to a deadly gas pipeline explosion that leveled a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.
UPI.com, May 2, 2013
Canadian pipeline company Enbridge, along with its U.S. affiliate, announced the design of an online tool meant as a training device for onshore emergencies.
Circuits Assembly, May 1, 2013
Global sales of nondestructive test equipment will grow at an annual compound rate of 7.82% from 2012 to 2016, a new report forecasts.
Refinery News, May 1, 2013
The Marathon Petroleum refinery explosion rocked Jacqueline Wright’s Detroit home Saturday, less than a mile away. Black smoke was pouring from the tank next to Fort Street. She and her friends wondered what to do.
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AMEinfo.com, April 30, 2013
There has been an increased interest in corrosion control and overall offshore operations as new technologies emerge in the maintenance of offshore assets and structural integrity.
IQPC, April 29, 2013
For the first time the 8th Annual Asset Integrity Management Summit, taking place at the Grand Hyatt Muscat from 12-15 May 2013, will be conducting a workshop where the delegates will have a unique opportunity to experience fires, explosions and gas leaks in a controlled environment to simulate real-life scenarios.
Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2013
ICIS is pleased to announce a free market outlook webinar on the US Refining Industry for 2013. Expert consultant Karl Bartholomew will discuss factors affecting the US refining industry.
Dow Jones Newswires, April 29, 2013
Union workers at Exxon Mobil Corp.'s refinery in Baytown, Texas, are threatening to strike over safety concerns, the United Steelworkers said Monday. The USW has raised concerns about safety at the plant since June 2011, after a worker suffered burns on 25% of his body because of a problem with a steam vent valve.
The Washington Post, April 27, 2013
Chevron has resumed operations in a unit at its Bay Area refinery that was shut down after a massive fire last year.
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