|PERSON OF THE ISSUE|
|Dr. Alexander Shacun,|
general director Neftekhim engineering company, Krasnodar, Russia
In the beginning of this century there were few specialists in Russia who would know this company in the south of Russia. Today Neftekhim has dozen and a half of its innovative isomerisation technology implementations in Russia, Ukraine. This technology was designed by Neftekhim in close partnership with the specialists in Ryazan and other remote corners of Russia. Paving the way for the new technology is not an easy business, especially when you start virtually from the scratch, you have no references letter on you license and your competitors have more than 230 licenses around the world.
|PHOTO OF THE ISSUE|
In this photo made Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, a Ben & Jerry's hydrocarbon cooler, at left, is seen inside The Market at Columbia Place in Washington. Some of the world's largest consumer product companies are promoting freezers and refrigerators in the U.S. that use propane, butane and other coolants that don't trap heat in the atmosphere as much as Freon and other conventional refrigerants.
|TOPIC OF THE ISSUE|
|Ukraine: An oil pipeline revolution|
For the first time in history, Ukrtransnafta begins to diversify crude pipeline deliveries to refineries in Ukraine.
|Ties Mulder: We in CarboVac prefer to be plugged in work early|
The recent opening of Moscow office by the leading French manufacturer of vapor recuperation technologies and facilities CarboVac sparked new interest to the activity of this company, already well known in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other republics of the former Soviet Union. OILMARKET met with the general director Ties Mulder.
|New horizons for old Odessa|
The year 2009 was a difficult one for many companies. In the middle of the conversations on the hardships, the stable work of the Odessa oil loading complex (OLC) appears to be the calm harbour. Facts a figures are stubborn things. The phenomenon which Odessa operators have created is the result of many years of investments, clear goals and active diversification of the loading business which the owners of the Odessa oil loading complex have carried out. OILMARKET journalists visited Eximnefteprodukt, Odesnefteprodukt, Sintez Oil and Ukrloadsystem which are all part of the complex in order to gain a convincing picture of the magnitude or work being handled and try
to understand the chemistry of the anti-crisis medicine being used there.
|Lukoil's last refinery is ready for Euro-3 and Euro-4|
Even delaying the state fuel standards for a year has not been enough to allow a number of companies to begin producing gasoline of the proper quality at their facilities despite the fact that the fine for violating the requirements of the technical regulations can be as much as 1mn roubles.
|EPC Russian refining forum hioghlights|
The 9th annual Refining technologies conference organized by the EPC took place in Moscow Grand Mariott hotel
|Lukoil commissions a «solar» filling station|
17 Sept Vagit Alekperov, Lukoil President, and Igor Levitin, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, participated in an official ceremony of commissioning a filling station equipped with an autonomous energy supply system based on a photovoltaic power plant (PPP) in Krasnaya Polyana (Krasnodar region) today. The PPP capacity is 9.6 kW.
On 21 and 22 September, EPC held the first International Gas Technology Conference (IGTC) at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow.
|Grand valves become more accessible|
The Spanish manufacturer of valves, Ringo Valvulas has launched a new testing stand for high-precision tests of valves under extreme pressure. With several decades of experience in the nuclear industry in Spain and other European countries, Ringo Valvulas is more frequently entering oil and gas industry markets.
|Strength and flexibility from Holland|
The Dutch company Kanon Loading Equipment BV is offering the market in the former Soviet Union its unique marine loading arms (MLA's) with innovative swivel connections, which make it possible to avoid headaches in servicing stands using traditional construction — frequent and costly technical servicing.
|TOPIC OF THE ISSUE|
|KazTransOil: Growth with an eye on safety and efficiency|
The stable growth in oil production in Kazakhstan in recent years has naturally led to an increase in loading and stimulated the development of the country's oil pipeline transportation system. To ensure quality and uninterrupted supplies of crude to its numerous consumers, KazTransOil, Kazakhstan's largest pipeline operator, is carrying out a large amount of work to build new oil pipelines and develop existing ones.