Shell Looks at the Future of Refining

Shell, the world’s largest fuel retailer, is looking at the future of oil refining when regulations and market forces replace petroleum-powered vehicles with electric vehicles…. Read more »

When Will The Refineries Start To Close?

Will oil and gas consumption decrease in the future as climate change legislation and electric-powered vehicles alter the balance of petrochemical consumption? This is an… Read more »

Refinery Operations – Midwestern Refineries Are Changing

The flow of crude oil and refined products flowing across the American Midwest is changing. Over the past few years, Midwestern refiners have spent billions… Read more »

AIS At AFPM Summit

AIS Software will be attending the fall AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit on October 2-4 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference… Read more »

Refinery Operations – Motiva Resumes Production After Harvey

Photo Courtesy Motiva The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, the largest oil refinery in the US, restarted production of its 325,000 BPD VPS-5 crude distillation… Read more »

Refinery Safety – Refinery Worker Dies After HollyFrontier Fire

Sadly, another refinery worker has died of burns and injuries sustained from an explosion and fire at HollyFrontier’s El Dorado, Kansas refinery. The fire started… Read more »

Refinery Operations – Gulf Coast Operations Resuming After Hurricane Harvey

The US Gulf Coast refiners and shippers are resuming their operations after Hurricane Harvey. Upstream and midstream are monitoring the progress to assess ramping up… Read more »

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 »