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2011-08-10 04:00:00

WILHELMSHAVEN, Germany, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hestya Energy B.V. today announced it has signed an agreement to purchase the Wilhelmshaven oil refinery, tank farm and marine terminal from an affiliate of ConocoPhillips. Hestya Energy B.V. is a private Amsterdam-based company established to acquire and operate businesses within the European midstream energy sector, including the oil refining and storage sectors. The Wilhelmshaven refinery is located on the German North Sea coast. It...

2011-08-01 16:28:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Tier Energy LLC announced today that Chester J. Kuchta has joined the company as Vice President Supply, effective immediately. "We are thrilled to announce that Chet has joined our senior management team," said Mario E. Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Tier Energy. "Chet brings a wealth of commercial experience to our organization. He will focus on continuing to strengthen our crude oil sourcing activities and to...

2008-06-16 09:01:05

Independent Swiss oil refiner Petroplus Holdings has announced that it continues to maintain limited processing capabilities at its BRC refinery in Antwerp, Belgium, following the fire that occurred on June 9, 2008. Assessments are continuing to determine the extent of the damage on the visbreaker unit. The refinery is currently running unaffected units which include the naphtha and distillate hydrotreaters, the catalytic reformer, the isomerization unit and the liquefied petroleum gas...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.