Environment

Thai Oil's refinery to produce only clean fuels from 2022

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) — Thailand’s largest refiner Thai Oil PCL will stop producing fuel oil from 2022 once it completes a $4-B upgrade that will boost output of clean fuels, officials said.

Suez, LyondellBasell in plastics recycling JV

PARIS (Reuters) — French waste and water group Suez and LyondellBasell Industries NV plan to set up a plastic recycling joint venture in the Netherlands, Suez said in a statement.

TransCanada starts excavation work after South Dakota pipeline leak

(Reuters) — Canada Corp has started initial excavation work at the site of an oil spill on its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota but has not yet pinpointed where the leak came from, a state official said on Monday.

EIA: Growth in global energy-related CO2 emissions expected to slow

EIA projects that growth in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy-related sources will slow despite increasing energy consumption.

Burckhardt Compression awarded revamp contract at PAZ refinery

The Israeli government tightened its health, safety and environment (HSE) regulations so that they now reflect the highest level in this field. As a result, PAZ Ashdod Refinery had to revamp their existing process gas compressors for hydrogen application in order to be compliant with the new strict HSE standards.

Report: Quarter of oil refineries risk closure under climate goals

LONDON (Reuters) — A quarter of the world's oil refineries risk closure by 2035 if governments meet targets to limit fossil fuel burning in the fight against global warming, a report released on Thursday said.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABB has introduced a new MID/OIML R117 certified high-accuracy CoriolisMaster Coriolis mass flowmeter for custody transfer applications in the oil and gas industry (FIG. 1).

Safety: Process safety and risk management— An industry view

Jones, S., Petrotechnics

In 2017, Petrotechnics released its process safety and risk management (PSM) survey.

Business Trends: Preparing for a sea change in global refining

Follette, C., Ruiz-Cabrero, J., Boston Consulting Group

The global oil refining industry has been buffeted by many events in recent years.

Refining: Alkylation—What’s a refiner to do?

Pawloski, J., Veolia Water Americas

Within the refining industry, gasoline production and alkylation capacity are running at near all-time highs.