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GFG Alliance executive chairman Sanjeev Gupta said his company is considering plans to increase liquid steel production at its newly acquired Illinois wire rod mill and its restarted South Carolina facility. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

In just a few months the support centres established to help create higher value, improve safety and reduce emissions from Equinor’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf have led to good results from the first onshore-supported fields. Read more

Upstream

Shale drilling activity in the US likely dropped to 44 jobs per day in November 2018, Rystad Energy’s analysis of preliminary data suggests. Read more

Training & Human Resources

BIC Magazine highlights the top six most-read articles of 2018. Read more

Downstream

HydroChemPSC, a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CARBER. The acquisition will greatly strengthen HydroChemPSC’s specialty mechanical services group in North America. Read more

M&A/Investment

K-PROTM technology combines the know-how and experience of K-COTTM with a novel high selectivity, low-cost, dehydrogenation catalyst that does not require precious metals. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Royal Dutch Shell Plc. brought the hydrocracker at its at its 209,787-barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery back into production after fixing a malfunction. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

U.S. and Norwegian oil majors Chevron and Equinor have become the latest target of activist investors moving to force five of the biggest oil companies to commit to fixed emissions targets and align with the Paris climate agreement. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

We strive to provide consistent safety and quality throughout all aspects of business. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Green Plains Inc plans to idle 55 million gallon a year Otter Tail ethanol plant in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, amid weak margins. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The 57,000 bpd coker was shut by a Nov. 28 fire that filled a heater with hard carbon deposits. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Emerson acquired Advanced Engineering Valves (A.E. Valves), a manufacturer of innovative valve technology that helps LNG customers operate more efficiently. Read more

M&A/Investment

An “ineffective” safeguard failed to prevent an explosive mixing of air and fuel at a Husky Energy refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, leading to a blast and fire in the plant’s gasoline-producing unit in April. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Catching risks and mitigating them before something goes wrong is always preferable to reacting to an incident. A robust audit program can help your organization be proactive and continually improve. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

In addition to everything else, managers must have a good depth of working knowledge regarding turnaround materials. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

About 100 United Steelworkers union (USW) members rallied on Wednesday outside a LyondellBasell Industries (LYB.N) Houston oil refinery over a lack of negotiations there on a new local contract. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Chevron Corp, the second largest U.S.-based oil producer, is budgeting $20 billion for capital projects next year. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

A new service from USA DeBusk called Controlled-Volume Pigging™ (CVP) is rapidly becoming a preferred method for cleaning pipes, tubes and process equipment. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Control room operators’ tasks have become increasingly complex. The amount of data has increased, regulations and standards have changed, and corporate operating procedures dictate almost every action. Are they meeting the needs of operators and... Read more

Training & Human Resources

Metal fabricators, welders, machine shops, auto body shops and powder coaters are constantly looking for a metal repair filler for powder coating that will withstand the powder coating process and also have heat-resistant properties. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

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