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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
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'