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Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 20th edition of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) will take place 13–16 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

California cities sue big oil firms over climate change

(Reuters) — California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents.

ClearSign Texas refinery project successfully concludes operational testing

SEATTLE — ClearSign Combustion Corporation, a leading of industrial combustion technologies that deliver unmatched reduction of pollutant emissions while improving operational costs, announced that it had successfully completed the first installation of the Duplex Plug and Play, for industrial process heaters at a refinery in Texas.

Tillerson says US could stay in Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement.

EU carmakers offer conditional 20% CO2 cut by 2030

FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) — European carmakers have offered a further 20% cut in average carbon dioxide emissions for their vehicles in the next round of EU goals currently being drawn up, but said full compliance should wait until 2030 and remains conditional on consumer uptake of electrified cars.

Sulfurous fuels flow to West Africa as states defer tougher rules

LONDON/LAGOS — Nigeria and several other West African states are not expected to implement rules banning imports of sulfur-heavy fuels until Dec. 1 at the earliest after missing summer deadlines, drawing the ire of health campaigners pushing for cleaner air.

Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected scientific data proving ExxonMobil Corp made "explicit factual misrepresentations" in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the oil industry and climate science.

California reviews gasoline vehicles for pollution

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (Reuters) — The California environmental agency that probed Volkswagen AG's diesel vehicles for violating pollution-control rules is now scrutinizing whether some gasoline-powered vehicles are emitting excess pollution, according to a senior official.

German ministers and carmakers meet to 'save diesel'

BERLIN (Reuters) — German politicians and car bosses agreed on Wednesday to overhaul engine software on 5.3 MM diesel cars to cut pollution and try to repair the industry's battered reputation.

Carburization inspection robots for radiant tubes inside ethylene cracking furnaces

Tiyawongsakul, T., Rayong Engineering & Plant Service Co. Ltd.

In an olefins plant, the reliability of ethylene cracking furnaces is one of the deciding factors used to indicate whether or not the plant can be operated at its design productivity.