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Volume 10
Issue 4

Published:
July 14, 2014

Tank Storage Magazine is the leading industry publication dedicated exclusively to the bulk liquid storage industry. It is read by terminal managers, senior engineers, logistics/distribution managers and CEOs within oil, gas and petrochemical facilities as well as third party terminal operators.

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Oil supply expected to grow faster than demand
Analysis shows that oil markets have gradually been tightening over the last two years while the outlook indicates a possible inflection point early 2015 and an increasing downward pressure on oil prices for the coming two-to-three years...
Speedy, specialised and flexible
With a total storage capacity of 106,630m3 consisting of 96 tanks ranging from 100m3 to 5,500m3, family-owned storage operator Verbeke provides an alternative to the massive storage facilities in the port of Antwerp...
Tepsa expands chemical handling capabilities and hub services
Earlier this year Spanish terminal operator Tepsa took part in the first simulation of a spillage of chemical substances into the waters of the Port of Barcelona...
TanQuid focuses on chemicals for future growth
Germany’s market leading independent terminal operator TanQuid has undergone many changes over the past seven years...
The third REACH registration deadline is closer than most people think
The European REACH Regulation1 entered into force on 1 June 2007 and since then has tremendously impacted the chemical industry, not only in Europe but worldwide...
Chemical industries exit recession, but concerns mount over increasing competition
chemical industry is slowly exiting the global economic recession...
Terminal life management
Inspection programmes for a storage facility should not only cover the storage tanks themselves, but also the many metres of connection piping and feed lines from loading facilities...
Different options for degassing
Antwerp-based chemical service provider AQ specialises in renting out materials for various purposes, including shipto- ship transfer...
Vopak grows South African terminal
The demand for liquid bulk storage in South Africa has shown steady growth over the past few years and now Vopak, together with its joint local venture partner, Reatile, is capitalising on this by expanding its terminal in Durban, South Africa...
Sub-Saharan Africa: Land of opportunity but huge challenges lie ahead
‘Sub-Saharan Africa is showing some of the biggest growth in oil consumption in the world,’ says Stanislas Drochon, director, Africa Oil & Gas at IHS Global...
Morocco moves to expand its oil storage
Morocco is heavily dependent on external sources for the vast majority of its energy needs, importing up to 95% of its energy supplies...
When two become one
In April this year Koole Transport completed the acquisition of Westway Group’s four remaining bulk liquid terminals in Europe, located in the UK, Poland, Amsterdam and the Netherlands...
Gulf Petrochem expands its storage horizons
UAE headquartered Gulf Petrochem Group opened the first phase of its new oil terminal in Fujairah in February 2013 and will start up a new terminal in Pipavav in southern Gujarat, India later this year, marking the next period of growth for the organisation...
LNG: Fuel of the future
If the 20th century was powered by oil, then the 21st is the century of gas...
TURKEY: a risky investment or still a strategic decision?
The strategic importance of Turkey as an energy-bridge between east and west continues to be underscored by recent events hundreds of miles away...
Sealed bearing prevents valves from malfunctioning
Bearing failures are the highest root cause of failure in triple offset butterfly valves (TOVs)...
Whatever the weather
A major liquids pipeline trunk line company operating in the northern border States of the US and Canada reported a severe operational problem with its double block and bleed plug valves...
Alleviating the challenges of Type B inspections
Internal floating roofs (IFR) require routine inspections as mandated by the Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR 65...
Extending inspection intervals
Inspections of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) have traditionally been performed in accordance with time and condition (TNC)-based inspection intervals...
Automating terminal operations
Vopak, like any terminal, stores, manages and handles multiple products owned by multiple customers...
The environment isn't the only beneficiary from plugging leaks with an IFR
Global warning is happening. According to the World Meteorological Organisation, every year from 1986 to 2013 has seen annual average global land and ocean surface temperatures above the 1961–1990 average...
Solutions to contain VOC emissions and comply with evolving EPA regulations
Terminal operators, oil and gas transportation and transfer companies are all seeking the most efficient and costeffective method to control the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are sometimes released into the atmosphere from a tank as a result of loading and unloading operations...