Corona virus upsets refinery maintenance and turnarounds

According to Reuters, the spread of the corona virus has had a major impact on the completion of new construction, regular maintenance and turnarounds at… Read more »

Oil prices hit new lows

The effects of corona virus quarantines causing low oil demand and the current oil price war has dropped oil prices to between $20-25 per barrel… Read more »

The new normal in the oil patch

The one-two punch of falling oil prices & corona virus has resulted in a new-normal way of doing business in the oil patch. Read more… Read more »

Shell to sell Anacortes Oil refinery

Shell is selling two of its oil refineries. The Anacortes, WA oil refinery is where AIS first started back in 1995.  Read more about this… Read more »

After big fire and bankruptcy, PES refinery to be scrapped.

PES refinery was once the largest refinery on the east coast. Now after a major fire and bankruptcy the site will be cleared for multiple-use… Read more »

AFPM’s view of petrochemicals in the era of political and climate change

Read what Chet Thompson, President of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, has to say about this subject here.

Fire & Explosion at Sasoil’s Lake Charles Chemicals Complex

Making petrochemicals like High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a high temperature, high pressure, high volume, and hazardous business. AIS Software creates software solutions for oil… Read more »

New biogas plant planned at the shuttered PES refinery site

Philadelphia Energy Solutions recently received city zoning approval to carve out a 23-acre parcel from the bankrupt refinery complex to accommodate a renewable gas plant,… Read more »

Sometimes it takes years for an oil refinery to rebuild after a fire.

Husky Oil experienced a bad fire on April 26, 2018.  It’s taken this long just to demo the damaged equipment, and full operation is expected… Read more »

7 Signs it May Be Time for a New Controlled Document Management System

There comes a point when it’s time to get a better document management system because what you have is not meeting your needs & requirements…. Read more »