Safety

Car bomber dies in failed attack near Libya's Es Sider oil port

BENGHAZI (Reuters) — A car bomber blew himself up overnight in a failed attack near a security checkpoint outside the Libyan oil port of Es Sider, a security source and a witness said on Tuesday.

Fire at Mexico's Salina Cruz refinery has been put out

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — A fire that completely shut down Mexico's Salina Cruz oil refinery has been put out but operations have yet to be restarted, state-owned petroleum company Pemex said on Friday.

Fire breaks out at Mexico's top refinery, 9 people hurt

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — A major fire broke out at Mexican state oil producer Pemex's Salina Cruz refinery on Wednesday after a crude spill, injuring nine people and extending the shutdown of the plant into a second day, the company said.

Mexico's Pemex says can restart Salina Cruz refinery operations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexico's state-owned oil firm Pemex said on Tuesday on Twitter that conditions are present to safely restart operations at its Salina Cruz refinery in the southern state of Oaxaca.

Judge throws out fines against Tesoro for deadly refinery blast

HOUSTON (Reuters) — A Washington state administrative judge threw out $2.4 MM in fines levied against refiner Tesoro Corp for a 2010 explosion that claimed the lives of seven workers at the company's Anacortes, Washington, refinery.

Honeywell invests in cyber security innovation center in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE — Honeywell Process Solutions, with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will establish a new industrial cyber security center of excellence (COE) for Asia Pacific in Singapore. The COE will feature a cyber security research and development lab, an advanced training facility and a security operations center that provides managed security services.

Blast at China petrochemical plant kills eight, injures nine

SHANGHAI (Reuters) — An explosion rocked a petrochemical plant in China's eastern province of Shandong on Monday, killing eight people and injuring nine, state media and local government officials said.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Siemens has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a cyber security project.

Digital: Transitioning from the spreadsheet to the Cloud

Renick, J., GE Digital

The Industrial Internet of Things is expected to create a $225-B market by 2020, opening new opportunities for industrial organizations related to data and asset management.

California safety, health board approves new hazard regulations for refineries

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved a regulation to strengthen workplace safety and health at oil refineries across the state. The new regulation provides a framework for anticipating, preventing and responding to hazards at refineries.