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Some gas stations in eastern Germany began to run short of gasoline and diesel following May’s vacuum distillation unit fire at Total’s Leuna oil refinery in eastern Germany. Demand to ship diesel barges inland from Hamburg increased, and chemical producers next to the refinery looked at alternative sources of feedstock for their plants. Read the full story by Stefan Nicola at this link:
I started a new post as the full-time reporter covering European refinery outage news.
I moved to Bloomberg News to take up a job as Oil Markets Reporter in the European headquarters in London, with a special focus on European oil products trading and refinery outages as well as oil shipping.
Got the inside story on the likely makeup of the Barryroe oil field’s development off the coast of Cork, Ireland, some weeks before the results of an expert review on the topic are due to be made known. The story (available only to subscribers) is online here: http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1262630.ece
Moved to London to take up a new full-time position as Online News Reporter for Upstream, the international oil and gas newspaper.
My book was included in the European University Institute’s Mediva database of 250 books in eight languages covering diversity and migrant integration issues in European media. As well as including the book in their database, the Mediva project made several references to it in the training strand of a five-report series that aimed to survey the current state of the issue (more info on my Book page).