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For the past five years, Andeavor Logistics has applied an operational excellence management system (OEMS) to the execution of the company's strategy and operations, and has found the system to be extremely beneficial. Read more

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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) recently chaired a hearing where International Energy Agency Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol testified about his agency's perspective on global energy markets. Read more


Companies that are trying to drive a culture of operational excellence need to promote a sense of personal responsibility. Read more

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The City of Seabrook reported that the Houston Ship Channel is fully open after two barges involved in a collision with a tanker last week has been removed. Read more

Emergency Response

Oil futures inched up on Wednesday as the prospect of mounting tensions in the Middle East hitting global supplies overshadowed an unexpected build in U.S. crude inventories. Read more


More than 800 U.S. colleges and universities to benefit from ExxonMobil matching program. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

President Trump has rolled back stifling policies put in place by the previous administration that were holding back our country from achieving energy dominance. Read more


Bayer AG announced today it will invest $150 million in its Berkeley, Calif.pharmaceutical development and manufacturing site to build a Cell Culture Technology Center that will be used to accelerate the development of biological therapies. Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The reduction in tax credits, the large long-term state budget liabilities, and the inability to repay the investment credits, may force the state of Alaska to modify its petroleum fiscal framework just a few years after its latest overhaul Read more


Mycon installs the first ControlMaster system for monitoring heat exchangers on the basis of algorithms as part of the BAFA-funded "Einsparzähler (smart meters)" project. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Nouryon has been awarded the 2019 Responsible Care Merit Award by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) in China. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The escalation of the trade war between the US and China could jeopardize several LNG mega projects that are awaiting final approval, according to Rystad Energy. Read more


Asset optimization in operational excellence is an ongoing journey, according to David McKay, head of maintenance, reliability and integrity for Hess Corp. Read more

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BIC Magazine visits with clients at TCEQ. Read more


At approximately 11:45 AM during the deconstruction of tank 80-15, a small flash fire developed.  There was visible smoke in the impacted tank farm; however, the pre-staged firefighting crews extinguished the fire very quickly. Read more

Emergency Response

According to Sanjiv Singh, chairman of Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOCL), foreign demand for U.S. energy exports will increase dramatically within the short span of a decade. Read more


Ultrasonic and radar tank gauging have been common and available technologies in the petroleum storage industry for decades, but modern applications can effectively identify a liquid level and liquid-liquid interface. Read more


Lean In Energy, a worldwide nonprofit mentoring community for women in energy, is taking the initiative to shift conversations, drive women to achieve their energy ambitions and confront workplace bias. Read more

Training & Human Resources

A report released by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) found the potential economic impact of expanding advanced plastic recycling and recovery technologies in the U.S. to be nearly $10 billion. Read more

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The construction skilled labor shortage is making headlines in the news. But the construction industry has a shortage of women, not skilled labor. Read more

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