Fire halts part of Europe’s largest oil refinery

Royal Dutch Shell has temporarily shut down most units at its oil refinery in the Netherlands after a fire at an electricity switch station. No one was injured and the source of the blaze at the Pernis facility in Rotterdam, Europe’s largest oil refinery, has yet to be determined. The fire at the facility – […]

Politics, corporate and science leaders talk energy

Energy practitioners, policy makers and science researchers will come together to share their knowledge on the challenges the energy industry is facing and its future prospects at an event next month. Hosted by the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business, the ‘Erasmus Energy Forum: Reinventing the Energy Landscape’ event will cover topics such as smart […]

BP and Shell offices raided over alleged price-fixing

Oil giants BP and Shell saw their offices raided yesterday after allegations of collusion over price fixing over the last 10 years. The European Commission confirmed officials carried out “unannounced inspections” at the premises of those companies active in and providing services to the crude oil, refined oil products and biofuel sectors. The Commission did […]

Biopower Generation

Biopower Generation 13 – 14 March 2012 Rotterdam The Netherlands www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com/biopower Green Power Conferences are thrilled to announce that the registration is now open for the 8th International Biopower Generation Congress and Exhibition. This event will provide an opportunity for utilities, developers, investors, feedstock suppliers and technology & service providers to further drive market development. […]

E.ON’s Euro gas plans boosted with new LNG hub

Energy firm E.ON has strengthened its gas strategy for Europe with the commissioning of a new LNG hub. Based in Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe, the new Gate terminal will supply E.ON Ruhrgas’s north-west European market with some three billion cubic metres of LNG, a quarter of its total yearly capacity. Hans-Peter Floren, at […]