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Issue Contents


Volume 9
Issue 5

Published:
September 2, 2013

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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Africa: a continent of opportunity and challenge
Africa offers significant opportunities for the bulk liquid storage sector, particularly in oil products, but the continent’s inadequate inland communications infrastructure remains a major challenge to demand growth   One of Africa’s largest and longest-established independent providers of oil and gas products and services is Swiss company Oryx Energies which today owns bulk liquid storage terminals in Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Nigeria and Benin...
Wider repercussions
When ENOC opened its new 508,000m3 terminal facility in Tangier last year, it had three main purposes: serve the local market, provide bunker fuel and draw on business from Europe...
Regulatory update
Jane Besch, CPP manager for operational excellence at Vopak Americas, takes a look at the regulatory agenda affecting terminal operators   With President Barack Obama’s second term now underway US policy has a renewed focus, at least for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on greenhouse gases and climate change, as well as safety and security...
Reducing risk while minimising costs
Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services explains the unique routine it uses to address the implementation and management of risk based inspection programmes for tanks   With the guidance of OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) programme, refineries, chemical and petrochemical facilities are developing more comprehensive and technically advanced Mechanical Integrity (MI) programmes...
New fuel = new opportunities
Demand is growing for LNG as a marine transport fuel, so what does this mean for storage operators?   The shipping industry is in a slump...
Changing everything
As the US Department of Energy makes clear its intention to approve several licenses for the export of LNG, billions of dollars in terminal and pipeline capacity development is at play looking to change the globe’s energy pricing, storage and distribution landscape   Viewed as a potential windfall for the tank storage and distribution sector, new secretary of the US Department of Energy (DoE), Ernest Moniz, made one of his first major acts in office: the granting of an export license to the Texas’ Freeport LNG terminal – owned in part by Conoco Phillips...
Developing a safety culture
A terminal manager, who worked at Tosco for many years, discusses how he changed attitudes to safety at four terminals in northern California   There are many reasons why a company may wish to enhance their safety culture: regulatory ‘encouragement’, an effort to control costs through the reduction of injuries and incidents or it may be that the safety programme does not meet management expectations...
Update on Buncefield recommendations
It would be all too easy to specify a SIL3 rating for all overfill protection systems...
Improving terminal operations while simplifying regulatory compliance reporting
Efficiency, cost control and enhanced visibility are more important than ever in today’s increasingly complex terminal environment...
Hydrocarbon concerns: six key areas
There are many complexities of transporting and storing fuel...
Optimising inspections
Storage tank inspection is required to ensure a tank continues to be fit for purpose and does not present a risk to the product stored, personnel or the environment...
What is an encapsulator agent?
Encapsulator technology is a tool developed during the late 1990s to control hydrocarbon spills...
New marine terminal for hydrocarbon storage and distribution in the Port of Algeciras (Cádiz)
In December 2010, Ecolaire España S.A. (OHL Industrial Oil & Gas), a subsidiary company of OHL Industrial and integrated in OHL Group, was awarded the turnkey contract for the construction of a marine terminal in the Port of Algeciras (Cádiz)...
Multiple ground improvement technologies for tank sites with variable soils
The Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Company (BOSTCO), owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (55%) and TransMontaigne Partners (45%), has approximately 185 acres of land and waterfront on the Houston Ship Channel in La Porte, Texas, US...
New measurement protocol becomes the norm for the Netherlands
Leak detection and repair (LDAR) programmes are becoming increasingly important when stepping up efforts to reduce hydrocarbon emissions...
Forge-ing joins at new temperatures
In recent years regulatory authorities have placed increased emphasis on maintaining the integrity of aboveground steel storage tanks (ASTs) to reduce incidents of loss of containment that result in offsite environmental impact...
Planning to avoid failure
Accidents involving storage tanks are unfortunately not as uncommon as people in the industry would like...
Integrating security into automation
In today’s hectic world, terminal managers face many challenges and most of those do not deal with the loading and unloading of product...