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Plant Management & Operations

Unplanned crude oil production outages for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) averaged 2.5 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first half of 2019. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Most U.S. refiners whose plants are in the path of Tropical Storm Barry took steps on Friday to keep them running, even as forecasters warned that the second named storm of the season could become a hurricane just before landfall. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas coastal refineries operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp were monitoring a developing weather disturbance in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico that may produce heavy wind and rain later this week. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Stop the madness: Shine light on your dark data Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Trench and excavation work represent some of the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

A recent study conducted by IHS Markit focused on the growth of recycled materials and how it might impact demand for products. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Digitalization, LNG among producers' top priorities Read more

Plant Management & Operations

In plant turnarounds, the more service companies you use, the greater potential you have for problems. Vendor selection requires more time and effort, planning becomes increasingly complex. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Shutdowns and turnarounds are typically the single biggest expense a site will have year after.  With that being said, one would expect every effort to be made to ensure they go off without a hitch.  But that's not always the case. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

John Stewart, general manager of Republic Services' Energy and Industrial Services, is taking his role seriously as the company strives to put customers and their waste consolidation needs first. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

When John Koegel came on board as plant manager of Arkema's Clear Lake facility at the beginning of 2018, his first order of business was getting an "accurate pulse check" on the organization, from the leadership to the employees on the shop floor. Read more

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ExxonMobil expects to increase annual earnings potential by more than 140 percent and double potential annual cash flow from operations by 2025 from 2017 adjusted earnings Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Total is set to start up a biodiesel refinery using palm oil whose planned launch last summer sparked opposition from farmers producing vegetable oil and from environmental activists. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Around 200 Norwegian offshore oil and gas workers plan to go on strike on June 4 unless pay negotiations lead to a deal with employers, the Lederne labor union said on Wednesday. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

The government of Aruba said on Monday it will form an advisory committee to decide the future of a 209,000-barrel-per-day refinery that remains idled amid sanctions on operator Citgo Petroleum’s parent company. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

During plant turnarounds or outages, you have limited time and resources to perform electrical maintenance, and it is important to prioritize the critical electrical equipment and equipment with the highest risk of impacting plant reliability. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Whether you face a full-scale emergency or a simple maintenance need, renting the right combustion equipment can be frustrating. Zeeco Inc. maintains a full fleet of rental equipment ready for rapid deployment, minimizing downtime. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Specializing in precision fabrication primarily dedicated to reactor and tower internals, Woven Metal Products (WMP) has been providing solutions to its customers for over 50 years. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

For over 10 years, The Blast Bag Co. has built all sorts of containment devices, from funnels to divert mass amounts of liquid, to custom low-density polyethylene (LDPE) containment berms. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

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

Plant Management & Operations

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