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Issue Contents


Volume 12
Issue 7

Published:
December 19, 2016

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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Storage for the inland energy markets
A strong economy and a growth in development projects in Kenya has provided the ideal platform for Vivo Energy Kenya to expand its storage offering...
New team, new energy
In November 2016 the Port of Amsterdam marked its first LNG bunkering of an ocean going vessel...
Tough times ahead for oil
As the oil markets start to slowly rebalance, the 2016 World Energy Outlook says a new period of price volatility could be on the horizon as supply and demand economics seek an equilibrium Despite a fairly tumultuous year for oil markets, there are clear signs that the market is slowly rebalancing – but there are still tough times ahead for the industry...
Marine fuel suplhur limit: a signficant change for all supply chain players
A landmark decision to significantly reduce the sulphur content of bunker fuel by 2020 presents an unprecedentedchange for refiners and will significantly affect all links in the supply chain...
An appealing energy storage solution
One of the largest facilities on the US East Coast reveals how it is looking at alternative energy storage to maximise its attractive business offering United Riverhead Terminal boasts several impressive features that have ensured its success since it was bought four years ago...
Africa's storage potential waits to be tapped
Despite the headwinds, the continent offers promising, untapped opportunities for storage operators...
Africa: a growing clean product short
As demand for product grows across Africa, coupled with an aging refinery infrastructure, Energy Aspects’ James McCullagh considers how this will impact the continent’s tank storage sector To understand the factors influencing African tank storage infrastructure, it is necessary to examine product trade flows through Africa, where the hotspots are for trade, and what the demand for product is like...
Inspection and maintenance failures crucial in West Virginia chemical leak
The final US Chemical Safety Board report into the Elk River chemical spill reveals lessons to be learned by water companies and local authorities Freedom Industries’ failure to inspect or repair corroding steel tanks contributed to the leak of hazardous chemicals into the Elk River, which resulted in a string of federal environmental charges brought against several officials...
Oil storage opportunities amid Africa's soaring energy demand
Africa’s annual appetite for gasoil and petrol is expected to climb by as much as 8%, while demand for LPG has hit double digits...
New beginnings in tank storage
Contanda Terminals – formerly Westway Terminals – explain how their new name supports their ambition to significantly increase their petrochemical and hydrocarbon storage portfolio With a new name comes new opportunities to grow into flourishing product markets...
Wleding: from hours to minutes
A custom-made welding machine has allowed Great Basin Industrial to complete projects in colder climates - withimpressive results...
Digitalisation: the future for tank storage
Holistic automated processes are essential for storage operators to offer customers greater flexibility and a greater competitive advantage in a volatile price market In this ever volatile pricing market, the role of digital technologies to accelerate established processes and incorporate greater flexibility in less time has become crucial to allow storage operators to stay ahead of market trends...
Evolving into steel solutions for storage tanks
At the start of 2016, Madesta was awarded a contract to supply fully prefabricated steel plates for the constructionof three A1 jet fuel tanks at 2,300 m3 each at Larnaca airport, Cyprus...
Protecting your storage tanks from the inside out
The importance of corrosion prevention in storage tanks, whether internally or externally, should not be underestimated...
Transforming operations with the industrial Internet of Things
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the potential to transform every facet of tank storage operations as the market moves towards more process-driven digitalisation...
Meeting the challenges of lifting tanks
The days of trial and error have passed and safety is of upmost importance...
Getting your arms around funcation safety
If you manage a process plant, your workforce may be about to come to you with news of the release of the new (second) edition of IEC 61511, the standard for instrumented protection systems...
Africa: is it worth the risk?
With political uncertainty, transactions taking 3-4 years to close and trillions of dollars in investment being deferred, Africa may represent opportunity, but can this be turned into reality? Margaret Dunn reports ‘Africa Rising’ was a term coined to describe the rapid economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000 and the belief in the inevitability of further, rapid development on the continent...
An active expansion and investment market
A shift in fund structures may not have meant much before – but the industry is now taking note of the fact thatinvestors are increasingly interested in allocating funds to the storage market...