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Volume 8
Issue 2

Published:
February 27, 2012

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.

Recession hits refineries
Dwindling refining margins, aging infrastructure and increasing competition with Asia and North Africa mean many refineries across western Europe and the US are either up for sale, partially closed, mothballed, in the middle of conversion to a terminal, or have already been converted...
Black gold rush
Texan oilman George Mitchell was a rich man when he started work in the 1980s to unlock gas from the Barnett Shale in Texas...
Gearing up for REACH 2013
Almost a year has flownby since the first phase of REACH registration completed successfully, with manufacturers, importers and distributors of over 1,000 tonnes of chemicals a year registering their chemicals with the European Chemical Agency (ECHA)...
Latest in the pipeline fight
January’s decision by the Obama administration to deny TransCanada a presidential permit for its Keystone XL Pipeline project maintains the uncertainty in how to better monetise growing production of Canada’s oil sands and shale oil in North Dakota and Montana...
Preparing for a big freeze
IMTT’s terminal in Quebec, Canada was purchased in 1986, and now has 52 storage tanks ranging between 100m3 and 34,500m3 capacity...
Turning uncertainty into opportunity
These are challenging times for the European project. The sovereign debt crisis continues to bite, with Greece promising to implement further austerity measures in a country already pared to the bone; Germany’s leaders under pressure at home not to capitulate to further bailouts of feckless neighbours; France looking inward as the presidential elections heat up; and the UK retreated from an EU fiscal compact...
Selling? Important factors for the smaller independents
Smaller scale, family owned independent storage operators continue to enter the market, particularly in regional niches in mature markets like the US and western Europe, as well as in the rapidly growing markets in Vietnam, India, Brazil and elsewhere...
No such thing as waste
Belgium-based Anno Chemicals is no ordinary trader. The company specialises in recovery, storing and redistributing off spec product...
Keeping everything in one place
TanQuid, Germany’s biggest independent tank terminal operator, was faced with this particular challenge in 2008...
Europeâ
As Europe is going through an unprecedented financial and economic crisis, the oil and gas industry continues to face an uncertain business environment...
Increasing inspection activity
Storage tanks are an essential part of the distribution network and are vital in buffering the varying demands of end users...
Cooperating with the customers
Inspection and maintenance of storage tanks and piping systems are not only expensive but also involve risks...
Fire fighting on the go
Mobile high volume pumping is constantly developing in order to get bigger, better, faster and lighter equipment to help fire fighters fulfil their tough job...
TEEX announces revision to fire fighting training
One of the worst case scenarios emergency responders face each year is incidents involving fires at flammable liquid storage facilities...
There is such a thing as a free lunch
In less than five months a new bitumen storage tank was built at the Shell Nederland Raffinaderij’s TGI plant in Pernis, the Netherlands...
The green clean
Over the past 10 years increasingly stringent health, safety and environmental regulations have been driving the need for more specialised and effective cleaning products and processes...
Oiltanking enhances actuators
Oiltanking installed a new split body ball valve at its Mediterranean Malta Tank Terminal in 2011...
Petroleum loading with a safety rope
Breakaway couplings are compulsory in many situations, but operators still need to decide on the most efficient variety...