He also laid the foundation stone for a petrochemical complex at the refinery and a skill development institute at Ettumanoor besides inaugurating a mounded storage vessel at the LPG bottling plant of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited here.The integrated refinery is a modern expansion complex and would transform the Kochi Refinery as the largest PSU refinery in the country with world class standards. It is equipped for production of cleaner fuels.
Milford Haven Port authorities are still trying to clean up the spill, which has now reached land at Dale and Musselwick Bay. Valero say it estimates the leak was between 7,500 and 10,000 litres leaked from a pipe on a jetty off Valero Pembroke Refinery.
Several people took to social media to post pictures and videos showing flames blazing from the Irving oil refinery in Saint John the largest in Canada on Monday morning. Rob Beebe felt the explosion from his appartment on Martha Avenue a few streets away from the plant.
While individual brands like The Body Shop have been calling for the beauty industry to stop animal testing #xA0;for years and bans on the practice have already been enacted in countries from Norway to India to Israel, the United States has been largely left out of that conversation.Until now, that is. According to a report by Refinery29, California passed #xA0;the California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, on Tuesday. The new law means that it will be illegal to knowingly sell any cosmetics or hygiene products that have any component in them that has been tested on animals within state limits. The law will come into effect on January 1, 2020, giving Californian companies some time to clear out current inventory and to begin investing only in cruelty free products.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd, may come up with its own initial public offering (IPO) in two or three years. The information was received from a trusted source.Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries is planning to include Reliance Jio on the list of exchanges when the Jio Infocomm reaches its target and succeeds the already leading Reliance s Energy business with respect to the revenue. It is also said that this scenario may take place in two or three years, and the time for Reliance Jio Infocomm to be enlisted among other consumer businesses on the stocks is not too far away. An anonymous and trusted source was found stating that Reliance Jio s plans are colossal, and upon reaching the target, Jio will not remain 100% subsidiary of a refinery company.
Chevron is also Richmond s eternal nemesis. Industrial accidents are an ongoing issue. A fire at the refinery in 2012 sent 15,000 people to hospitals, resulting in a city lawsuit and a $5 million settlement. And in January Richmond joined six other California cities in suing oil companies for growing coastal threats related to climate change primarily the sea level rise jeopardizing Richmond s working coastline. We have 32 miles of shoreline on San Francisco bay, more than any other community, and a substantial amount of it is low lying and subject to inundation, says Tom Butt, Richmond s mayor. The root of this lawsuit and my biggest disappointment with these fossil fuel companies is that they re all more interested in perpetuating themselves than they are in making a transition. They re more interested in self preservation than preserving the planet.
The 69th Annual Flower and Vegetable Show of Morgah Club, Attock Oil Group of Companies was held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Morgah Club, Rawalpindi. Mr. Shuaib. A. Malik, Group Regional Chief Executive, Attock Oil Group of Companies and Chairman ARL was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Chief Guest, while addressing the participants appreciated the flower exhibits and the beautiful gardens. He congratulated all the prize winners especially the Malis and organizers for holding such a colorful event. Earlier, Mr. M. Adil Khattak, President, Morgah Club amp; Chief Executive Officer, Attock Refinery Limited (ARL) said that while Attock Group is committed to achieve excellence in its core business, we also lay special emphasis on the environment and Corporate Social Responsibility. In its pursuit we are providing potable water and health care to the surrounding communities, use of recycled water in our orchards through drip amp; sprinkler irrigation and planting of 12 14 thousand tree saplings every year. An olive orchid has recently been developed on an area of 12 Acres. He said that we have extended drip irrigation network to cover another 7.5 acres of orchards and organic vegetable farm with support from Punjab Water Management Department. Mr. Khattak added that we are proud of our 20 acres Morgah Biodiversity Park, the first of its kind in Pakistan. Over the last few years we have conserved the biodiversity of the Potohar Region and this Park is worth a visit; not only for its scenic beauty but also for knowledge about the exotic and medicinal plants of this area. In the end the Chief Guest also distributed prizes to the award winners of the Flower Show.
And how did that happen? Ambani said, "The idea of Jio was first seeded by my daughter, Isha, in 2011. She was a student at Yale (in the US) and was home for holidays. She wanted to submit some coursework ? and she said, 'Dad, the internet in our house sucks'," he recalled. Ambani said Isha's twin brother, Akash, at that time stated that in the old world, telecom was voice and people made money on calls but in the new world everything is digital. "Isha and Akash belong to India's young generation that is far more creative, far more ambitious and far more impatient to become the best in the world. These young Indians convinced me that broadband internet is the defining technology of our age and India cannot be left behind," he said.Since the idea first cropped up, Reliance, which owns and operates the world's largest single location refinery complex at Jamnagar in Gujarat, has spent more than $31 billion to break into India's mobile phone market. The 2016 upstart, called Jio, dislodged rivals and has emerged as the nation's No. 4 carrier by offering call services free for life and data transmission at dirt cheap rates. Jio is also gearing up for newer data heavy services that can connect homes, businesses, and cars to the internet.
Two maintenance workers have been killed in an explosion and fire in a vegetable oil refinery in the French coastal city of Dieppe.Firefighters, police and rescuers were battling the huge flames at the Saipol factory on Saturday.
Seven people are being treated for shock.A 300m area around the vegetable oil refinery was secured and put on lockdown after the blast.
The business transaction was the recent sale of Essar oil to the Russian company Rosneft for $13 billion. It made eminent commercial and strategic sense for both parties. Essar was (is) deeply in hock to the banks. It could not service its debt . To stave off bankruptcy, it had to sell its refinery and downstream retail outlets and the Vadinar port attached to the refinery. Rosneft , Russia s largest integrated oil and gas company, on the other hand, saw an opportunity to make a big bang entry into, as they put it, one of the fastest growing markets in the world . And by doing so, secure a captive outlet for their equity crude oil from Venezuela where they have interests in several oil producing fields. The Venezuelan crude is heavy in composition and only sophisticated refineries like the Essar refinery can convert it into high value refined products like LPG, gasoline and diesel. The deal was blessed by the respective governments and President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present to witness the exchange of MOUs.In itself, there is no reason to view this deal through anything but a commercial prism. Rosneft is, however, not any ordinary oil company. It is the largest publicly traded entity in Russia. It is controlled by the Russian state which owns 50 per cent plus one share of the company. It has a global footprint. Its chairman, Igor Sechin, is a close confidante of Putin and it is an instrument for pushing Putin s economic and geo political agenda and, in particular, for skirting US sanctions. There are, therefore, compelling reasons to look at the implications of the Rosneft Essar deal through a broader prism. And when one does so, questions arise, which however far fetched, deserve contemplation .One example will bring this point into sharper relief.
Funded Facebook Watch shows debut Facebook s latest attempt to take on YouTube has begun, with publishers like Business Insider, Hearst and Refinery29 premiering Facebook funded shows on the Watch platform this week.The shows are part of Facebook s shows initiative, through which it subsidizes the cost of longer form, episodic video series for Watch. Facebook has more than 30 content partners for Watch and is paying $10,000 $40,000 per episode for these shows, buying at least five episodes upfront. The idea is to release episodes weekly to prompt users to more frequently return to Watch. Facebook expects to eventually offer hundreds of shows, a spokesperson said.
;We are laying a pipeline for transportation of diesel from Siliguri in West Bengal to Parvatipur in Bangladesh. There is a pipeline for carrying diesel from Numaligarh oil refinery in Assam to Siliguri,; he said. ;In exchange, we have given the proposal for a gas pipeline from Chittagong to Tripura. We are pursuing the matter diplomatically and I will visit Bangladesh soon.;The pipeline, if approved by the Bangladesh government, would be laid next to the railway line near the Indo Bangla international border, he said.
Gimlet Media, the podcasting startup behind the shows StartUp, Reply All and Homecoming, has raised a new round of $15 million in financing from investors including Stripes Group and Laurene Powell Jobs ' Emerson Collective. Stripes, a growth equity firm with investments in Refinery29 and Blue Apron, led the round, and operating partner Patrick Keane has joined Gimlet 's board as part of the transaction. Other participants in the round include existing investors Graham Holdings, Cross Culture Ventures and Betaworks.
Five other contract workers and one Phillips 66 employee were released from the hospital by early Saturday after being treated for exposure to hydrofluoric acid, which can be fatal.The workers were exposed while the 101,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery had units shut down for an overhaul that began on Wednesday.
As many as one in four in the US do not believe that global warming is real The sun rises over Lindsey oil refinery in North Lincolnshire. File photo Getty Images Americans who live in cold places are less likely to think global warming is real, according to a new study.
The Caribbean island's refinery was leased by Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum earlier this year, along with a storage terminal that has been used by Citgo in recent months.The refurbishing project will take at least 18 months to fully restart the refinery and adjust its units to process up to 209,000 barrels per day (bpd) of extra heavy oil. The contract is expected to be awarded in coming days, the sources in Caracas and Houston said.