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Volume 2
Issue 2

Published:
May 1, 2006

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.

A one-year, 6-issue subscription costs €210/$243. Individual back issues can be purchased at a cost of €45 each.

TERMINAL NEWS:
Transmontaine considers merger proposals • Biopetrol plant for Vopak Terminal • Further investments by Magellan • Tesco plans biodiesel plant • Stolthaven to buy 50% of Oiltanking Antwerp • Deep water first in Indonesia • Fraud inquiry at Europoint • New chemical storage facility for Jurong island • TransMontaigne signs agreement with Valero • UAE terminal growth • China starts to fill strategic reserves • Fortune Oil ups stake in South China • Interpipeline deal off • Pakistan to offer China oil transit facilities • Sunoco to buy 50% of New York terminal • SNTJ builds in China • Lucoil completes terminal • Motiva signs transmix contract • Merger given the all clear • Oiltanking Amsterdam in deal with Gunvor • Fluvia takes over Rotterdam facility • Pre-blended biodiesel on the rise • Tidelands looking into LNG terminal off California* Texan pipelines return to service • New terminal for Vopak in Singapore • Valero sells up down under ...
SUPPLIER NEWS
Fast shop-built tanks solve storage shortfalls • Land & Marine buys McTay • Magnetostrictive technology made easy • Leakwise reduces tank storage leaks • CB&I to build Chevron gas plant in Angola • Invensys launches first 'enterprise control system' • Carbis launches loading arms range • Siemens to acquire Controlotron Corporation • New hydrogen facility from Praxair • Krohne to supple flow meters to Oman ...
REGULATIONS & SAFETY
EPA eases transition to ultra-low sulfur diesel • Scotland's oil storage rules come into force • UK Health & Safety rules amended • New noise rules • UK refinery fined for safety breach • Kinder Morgan to make safety upgrades • Scottish islands want BP depot relocated • Fire safety seminars • Safety incidents...
PROFILE
Kinder Morgan Terminals had liquids throughput of 552 million barrels last year...
HURRICANE PLANNING
Seven months on from those two devastating strikes, the product storage industry is still licking its wounds...
BUNCEFIELD UPDATE
Although the actual cause of the December 11 incident in Hertfordshire, UK, is still to be determined, the failures of the bunds to cope with fire and hydraulic pressures were such that in the report's accompanying statement, the MIIB has urged storage site operators to “consider the adequacy of existing bunds on their sites”...
STOCEXPO PREVIEW
In total over 2,300 people were present at StocExpo 2006, with visitor levels up by a massive 111% on last year...
STOCEXPO REVIEW
In total over 2,300 people were present at StocExpo 2006, with visitor levels up by a massive 111% on last year...
MIDDLE EAST STOCWATCH
StocExpo Middle East, to take place in Dubai from 11-12 September 2006, has seen a big increase in stand bookings on the back of the success of its European counterpart...
TERMINAL AUTOMATION
A great way to identify areas where automation might add value to your business is to start looking for all paper data input forms, spreadsheets, databases, paper reports and export files that you use in your daily operations...
ILTA PREVIEW
This year's International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) Operating Conference & Trade Show will take place in Houston, Texas, from 5-7 June 2006...
TSA PREVIEW
The UK's Tank Storage Association (TSA) holds its annual one-day Conference and Exhibition on Wednesday 17 May 2006 at the Hilton Hotel, Coventry...
SAFE LOADING
As well as boosting safety, user-friendly equipment also results in a significant reduction in downtime...
LOADING ARMS
The first recorded instance of a “loading arm” was in 1938 when Bob Wheaton and John Savage built an articulated pipe system for loading horse-drawn tanker barrels...
LOADING ARMS
The first recorded instance of a “loading arm” was in 1938 when Bob Wheaton and John Savage built an articulated pipe system for loading horse-drawn tanker barrels...
LEVEL GAUGING
Selecting which level gauging technology to employ will be wholly dependent on the application requirements and regulatory bodies...
TANK CLEANING
In 2005 a sludge survey was carried out at a UK refinery using the Willacy Patented Sludge Profiler for Oil Tanks (SPOT system), which is based on sonar...
VAPOUR RECOVERY
Built on a brownfield site adjacent to Londonderry port and harbour facilities, a new 76,000 tonne oil storage terminal is one of the largest to be developed in the UK and Ireland in several decades...