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Maintenance & Reliability

Russia's seaborne oil product exports fell in January, calculations show

Russia's January seaborne oil product exports fell 8.6% from a year earlier and 2% from the previous month to 10.792 MMt owing to lower processing and unplanned refinery repair work.

Russia's Novatek resumes processing at damaged Ust-Luga complex

Russian energy company Novatek resumed gas condensate processing at its Ust-Luga complex after the site was damaged last month by a suspected Ukrainian drone attack.

Russia's Ilsky refinery plans to restart damaged unit this week

Russia's export-oriented Ilsky oil refinery plans to resume operations at its damaged primary processing unit this week.

Indonesia's Pertamina to slash capacity at second-biggest refinery due to upgrade

Indonesia's state energy company Pertamina will reduce production capacity at its Balikpapan refinery starting in the third week of February as an upgrade of the facility advances.

LLumin and eschbach partner for integrated team communications in enterprise asset management and plant maintenance

LLumin and eschbach announce their partnership to deliver the first rules-based, action-triggering, bi-directional communicating CMMS solution that seamlessly integrates with Shiftconnector, a comprehensive plant process management solutions for process manufacturers.

Venezuela to begin 20-day maintenance at smallest refinery

Venezuela has received all the parts it needs to begin a maintenance program at the 146,000-bpd El Palito refinery, with work expected to take about 20 days.

Maintenance shutdown planned for Czech Litvinov oil refinery in April-May

Czech oil refiner Unipetrol will perform maintenance on its 109,000 bpd Litvinov oil refinery from April 4 to May 15.

Riding the wave of transition to a sustainable chemical industry

Aspen Technology: Khanlari, A.  |  Beck, R.

The chemical industry has shown resilience in addressing economic turbulence and supply chain disruptions after the COVID 19 pandemic.

Thailand orders traders to suspend diesel exports

Thailand has ordered traders to suspend diesel exports while Thai Oil Plc repairs its No. 3 crude distillation unit in Chonburi province.

Russia's NORSI refinery may halve high-octane gasoline output after outages

Lukoil's NORSI oil refinery in Nizhny Novgorod may halve high-octane gasoline output after an emergency stoppage at one of two plant's catalytic cracking unit.