Refinery Safety – Pernis Refinery Explosion & Fire

Photo courtesy of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. A fire, sparked by an explosion at a high-voltage power station at Shell’s Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the… Read more »

Refinery Safety – Exxon fined over explosion at La. oil refinery

Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil ExxonMobil Corp has been fined about $165,000 by US regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an… Read more »

Refinery Operations – US petroleum refinery capacity continues to increase

The refinery capacity in the US continues to slowly increase at 2% each year. Last year the “gross input” of crude oil into American refineries… Read more »