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 »

Shell Prelude FLNG Platform is on the move

  Photo credit: Shell Prelude, the largest floating LNG platform in the world (for now) is finally on the move. It has set sail from… Read more »

The Five Worst Questions about Controlled Documents You Don’t Want To Ask

  Photo credit: Co.uk “Controlled documents” are those paper drawings or electronic files that are tightly controlled to maintain the accuracy of their contents. Each… Read more »

Refinery Safety – Fire breaks out at Mexico oil refinery

Photo courtesy KWQC Davenport IA A massive fire broke out at the partially flooded Pemex Salina Cruz oil refinery in southern Mexico on Wednesday, injuring nine people and forcing the… Read more »

Tesoro Corporation Changes Its Name

  Tesoro Corporation announced on June 1st that it will officially change its name to Andeavor effective August 1st of this year. This move comes… Read more »

Refinery Safety – CSB Report on 2015 Torrance Refinery Explosion

 (photo courtesy of Reuters) The chemical safety board just released its report on the 2015 explosion that occurred at the Torrance, CA, refinery. Four workers… Read more »

What Is IOW/DOW?

Integrity Operating Windows (IOW) and Design Operating Windows (DOW) are industry terms that relate to the operating limits of process equipment. These are the important… Read more »

New Company Banners

AIS Software is getting three new pop-up banners for its trade show booth. These have been designed by Big Fresh Marketing and will make their… Read more »

What is “A Barrel of Oil” – Depends where you measure

This is an interesting and informative article from OilPro.com that gives some very interesting history and background on how oil is measured and why a… Read more »