refinery waste News

  • Oil Production and Oil Refinery Waste Treatment Workshop

    25-26 of February IPEC held two-day event included a workshop and equipment presentation at company’s’ production site. The educational workshop was attended by representatives of international oil and gas industry companies from South Africa, Turkey, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Russia. The first day of presentation was devoted to drilling mud treatment. The presentation of ...


    By IPEC

  • VacuDry plant installed in refinery

    A historical flood was constraining our client to finalize the foundation and civil engineering work for the oily waste treatment unit early this year. The installation of our equipment was postponed to the beginning of March. Now, eight weeks later, the installation of the modular VacuDry plant is close to being ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • GRIZOX-50 Mini Oil Refinery

    Technokomplex is glad to introduce you the new type of equipment - GRIZOX-50 Mini Oil Refinery - designed by specialists of the manufacturing plant. GRIZOX-50 Mini Oil Refinery - is a catalytic thermal cracking unit applicable to processing of stable gas condensate, fuel oil, light oil and mixture of straight-run oil products into marketable ...


    By Technokomplex

  • California Refinery Fined $1 Million for Groundwater Pollution

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - A California refinery has been fined $1 million and placed on three years probation for dumping contaminated wastewater into wells, risking the safety of groundwater supplies in Santa Maria, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. The Santa Maria Refining Company, a subsidiary of the publicly traded Greka Energy Corporation, pleaded guilty to ...

  • Advanced Oxidation Process for Refinery Wastewater Treatment

    A large European refinery company was interested in advanced oxidation process solution to treat 40,000 m3 batches of contaminated water.  In order to get this project approved technically and economically, the company selected ESCO International as a supplier of AOP systems. To assess whether AOP would be successful, a 30L ...


    By ESCO International (EI)

  • California hearing set on tough oil refinery rules

    The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from California to Texas through tough new controls on oil refineries. The daylong hearing set for Wednesday will be held at a community center in Wilmington, a blue-collar section of Los Angeles that is dotted by more ...


    By Associated Press

  • Buenos Aires citizens seek cleanup of refinery

    Following a scathing government audit of the Argentine affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell and a globally unprecedented preventive closure of its refinery in Buenos Aires, local groups Wednesday filed a formal international complaint against the company seeking relocation and redress. The complaint cites Shell Capsa 'for the flagrant and officially documented violation' of the Guidelines for ...

  • Pilot MBR technology for refinery wastewater treatment

    Members of PERF (Petroleum Environmental Research Forum) have selected Siemens Water Technologies to provide a Petro membrane bioreactor (MBR) pilot unit to test the viability of such technology in treating refinery wastewater. This will be one of the first full-scale operational MBR processes for treating refinery wastewater in the world. The results of this pilot testing will be used to ...


  • Advanced oxidation process for refinery wastewater treatment

    A large European refinery company was interested in advanced oxidation process solution to treat 40,000 m3 batches of contaminated water.  In order to get this project approved technically and economically, the company selected ESCO International as a supplier of AOP systems. To assess whether AOP would be successful, a 30L representative sample of wastewater was send to ESCO ...


    By ESCO International (EI)

  • EPA Proposes Changes to Refinery Emission Rules

    Texas environmental advocates are applauding a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to reduce oil refinery pollution by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions. If adopted, the rule would mark the first change to the industry's emission standards in nearly two decades. The EPA's 870-page proposal is part of a consent decree that resolved ...


    By Associated Press

  • Rentech’s Integrated Bio-Refinery Project Mechanically Complete

    Rentech, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: RTK) announced today that all systems required to start up the Company’s integrated bio-refinery (IBR) in Commerce City, Colorado are mechanically complete. Commissioning, validation and start-up of the renewable energy demonstration facility are underway. The project has reached this milestone within the original budget and ...


    By Rentech, Inc.

  • Phillips 66 Company Settles Hazardous Waste Violations at its Former Refinery in Trainer, Pa.

    Phillips 66 Company has agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its former refinery located in Trainer, Pa., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Phillips 66 Company is the successor to ConocoPhillips Corporation, which owned the refinery at 4104 Post Rd., Trainer, Pa. The facility was sold to Monroe Energy, a subsidiary ...

  • Therma-Flite Thermal Desorption System to Help Multinational O&G Company Reduce Refinery Waste Management Costs

    This week Therma-Flite, one of the largest providers of resource recovery technology, announced that one of the largest orders in the company history, a thermal desorption system with three process trains that include HOLO-SCRU dryers and ELEXTRO-SCRUs together shipping at more than 300 tons, is due to arrive in Europe for one of the region's largest multi-national oil and gas companies. Destined ...


    By Therma-Flite Inc.

  • Commissioning of the wastewater treatment system at Steaua Romana refinery in Romania

    The AWAS wastewater treatment plant for purification of refinery waste water has been successfully installed. The high treatment performance meets the requirement of the customer. The outlet values meet German standards. The treatment system consists of the patented AWAS Galaxie vortex separator and a turbo-flotation ...


    By AWAS International GmbH

  • MagneGas Announces New Sewage Refinery Complete, Undergoing Municipal Testing

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (OTCBB: MNGA), the producer of a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based metal working fuel and natural gas alternative, announced today that it has completed the manufacture of its first industrial scale 500 KwH Plasma Arc Flow™ recycler for the sterilization of highly infected liquid waste such as municipal or farm bio ...


  • California Refinery Fined $1 Million for Breaking Drinking Water Laws

    A California refinery was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay a criminal penalty for violating the Safe Drinking Water Act. The company must apply $500,000 of the $1 million penalty towards the Los Padres National Forest Restoration Project. The company pleaded guilty on April 12 and was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Central District of California on Monday.  ...

  • Vietnam’s first-ever refinery calls for ARTES’ specialists’ applications

    Petrovietnam’s new refinery built in Dung Quat, in the Central Quang Ngai region of Vietnam, is the first oil refinery implemented in Vietnam. Planned in January 1998 to cater for domestic refining capability and inaugurated by the Vietnamese Prime Minister on 22 February 2009, the Dung Quat Refinery has a designed capacity of 6.5 million tons of crude oil annually, or 140,000 barrels per day. A ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • EPA Proposes to Add Union County Refinery Site to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites; Nine hazardous waste sites added, eight proposed nationally

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed to add the MacMillan Ring-Free Oil site in Union County, Arkansas, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the ...

  • EPA Adds Union County, AR, Refinery Site to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites; Seven hazardous waste sites added, five proposed nationally

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today added the MacMillan Ring-Free Oil site in Union County, Arkansas, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. ...

  • EPA order requires companies to investigate environmental contamination at frontier el dorado refinery in El Dorado, Kan.

    EPA Region 7 has reached an administrative settlement with the current owner-operator and a historical owner of the Frontier El Dorado oil refinery at El Dorado, Kan., requiring the companies to take a series of actions to investigate environmental contamination at the property. Frontier El Dorado Refining LLC (Frontier), which owns and operates the facility; and Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing ...

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