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2014-02-24 12:22:04

Accidents Expose Deficient Safety at Refineries PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today demanded that management at Tesoro Corporation develop a comprehensive, cohesive safety program after an accident at the alkylation unit of its Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Cal., seriously injured two workers this month and applauded the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) for prohibiting the company from...

2011-02-01 03:29:00

DALLAS, February 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Global Refinery Catalyst Market - FCC ,HTC , HCC by units, geography, ingredients and applications (2010 - 2015)' ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/refinery-catalyst-advanced-te chnologies-and-global-market-84.html), published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total global refinery catalyst market is expected to be worth US$3.4 billion by 2015 . The global market...

2009-10-15 15:30:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation, (NYSE: ALB) www.albemarle.com, a global leader in developing innovative specialty chemicals, catalysts and sustainable clean energy solutions, along with its consortium partners Lummus Technology and Neste Oil, will receive the esteemed 2010 Award for Affordable Green Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, ("ACS") for AlkyClean, a cutting edge solid acid alkylation technology invented and commercialized by...

2009-08-31 14:01:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it is calling for the nationwide phase-out of hydrogen fluoride alkylation units. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Hydrogen fluoride is such a deadly component, and there are new and safer technologies available," said USW Vice President Gary Beevers, who is in charge of the union's oil sector. "It's a matter of health and safety to us. It's a matter of money...

2009-07-30 07:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW., Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Major transformations in the refinery catalyst industry - improving profit margins, lowering capital investments, raising energy efficiency, and meeting escalating fuel specifications - demand a surge of industry initiatives. Catalysts play a key role to help refiners attain fuel standards, improvise operational efficiency, increase conversion and selectivity, and keep up with green trends. The refining industry looks to leverage its...

2006-05-12 18:43:53

HOUSTON (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the 53,000 barrel per day (bpd) Gary-Williams Energy Corp. refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, on Friday afternoon, the company said. No deaths or injuries were reported because of the explosion, according to a Wynnewood Fire Department spokeswoman. There were no indications of sabotage on Friday afternoon. The explosion occurred in an alkylation unit at the refinery at about 2 p.m. CDT (1 p.m. EDT), said Sally Allen, vice president of...

2005-07-11 22:40:00

Ainara Lecumberri Munárriz recently defended her PhD thesis at the Public University of Navarre, in which the applicability of new inductors derived from camphor in asymmetric alkylation and Diels-Alder reactions was studied. Spatially selective synthesis Assymetric synthesis is the process by which the molecule is made to react solely on one side. This is of interest because carbons are tetrahedral and the properties of the molecules depend on how their atoms are situated in space. In...


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