Safety

US oil ports, refiners and producers plan reopenings after Nate

HOUSTON/MOBILE, Ala. (Reuters) — Some oil ports, producers and refiners in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama that shut facilities ahead of Hurricane Nate were planning reopenings as the storm moved inland on Sunday, away from most energy infrastructure on the US Gulf Coast.

Oil supplies to Lukoil's Norsi refinery resume after fire

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Crude oil deliveries to Lukoil’s Norsi refinery in the Nizhny Novgorod region have been resumed after a fire at the facility, Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Thursday.

PBF, Shell prep Louisiana refineries to keep running in storm

HOUSTON (Reuters) — PBF Energy and Royal Dutch Shell Plc were preparing their Louisiana refineries to keep running during Tropical Storm Nate, which is forecast to make landfall in the state on Sunday, sources familiar with plant operations said on Thursday.

Roundtable: The reality of process safety risk

Cline, G., Keim, K., Aberdeen Group; Neill, M., Petrotechnics North America; Thomas, J., Process Improvement Institute

Unavoidably, process safety risks are often managed in different parts of an organization.

Turn to open-path laser detectors for HF gas safety

Dean, K., MSA Senscient

Process engineers at a refinery in one of the Rocky Mountain states were concerned about detecting the potential accidental release of hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas at their plant as part of a recent series of upgrades to the facility.

Total says expects Port Arthur, Texas refinery output to return soon

HOUSTON (Reuters) — Total SA expects production soon from its 225,500-bpd Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, which has been shut since an Aug. 30 power outage during Tropical Storm Harvey, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Petrotechnics’ survey reveals reality of risk in the global hydrocarbon industry

ABERDEEN, Scotland, UK — Petrotechnics, the developer of the hazardous industries’ first software platform for operational excellence, has released its 2017 Operational Risk and Process Safety Management survey results. Insights from more than 200 senior industry leaders reveal that only 6% believe their companies are fully up-to-date with their scheduled safety-critical maintenance.

Elliott group receives SIL 3 safety certification

JEANNETTE, PA — Elliott Group, a global provider of rotating equipment for the oil & gas, power generation, and process industries, announced that its Pneumatic Trip System, with or without partial stroke actuation, has received the IEC 61508 SIL 3 Capable safety certification.

Greek oil spill spreads to Athens Riviera

ATHENS (Reuters) — Crews scrambled on Wednesday to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens's most popular beaches.

Magellan Midstream probes big Texas fuel spill during Harvey floods

(Reuters) — Magellan Midstream Partners LP said on Tuesday it was investigating the cause of a nearly 11,000-bbl gasoline spill from two above-ground fuel storage tanks at its Houston-area terminal in Texas during Hurricane Harvey.