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Keep a floating roof on an even keel
Skogberg, P., Emerson Automation Solutions

Users of large liquid hydrocarbon storage tanks at refineries and terminals must solve a variety of problems and make trade-offs related to vapor emissions and general structural integrity for these massive containers.

Cost-effective revamp of CO2 removal systems
Arora, V. K., Kinetics Process Improvements, Inc.

The cost-effective revamp experiences of carbon dioxide (CO2) removal systems in three different ammonia plants, and the resulting attractive payback of just a few months are detailed here.

Flexibility in desalting operations for opportunity crudes
Mejias, I., Liu, Y., Boul, J., Collins, T., Forum Process Technologies

Typically, opportunity crudes require more rigorous desalting to yield high-quality products due to high levels of naphthenic acids, basic sediment and water (BS&W) and filterable solids, among others.

Upgrading the bottom of the barrel
Elshout, R., Energy Systems Engineering; Bailey, J., Brown, L., Nick, P., Consultant

In the past few decades, new technologies, including both carbon rejection methods and catalytic conversion methods, have emerged.

Convert LCO to gasoline with a high RON
Gong, J., Mao, A., Long, J., Zhang, J., Chang, X., Tang, J., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing

Due to the growing popularity of family automobiles in China, the country’s domestic oil market is experiencing a rise in gasoline consumption and a reduction in diesel consumption in recent years.

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Project: Beaumont Refinery Expansion
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Operator: ExxonMobil
Cost: $450 Million
Capacity: 20 Mbpd
Completion date: 2022
Status: Planning
Project: Goldboro LNG Project
Location: Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada
Operator: Pieridae Energy
Cost: $10 Billion
Capacity: 10 MMtpy
Completion date: 2019
Status: FEED
Project: Zhoushan LNG Receiving and Bunkering Terminal Project
Location: Zhoushan, China
Operator: ENN
Cost: $1.46 Billion
Capacity: 5 MMtpy
Completion date: 2018
Status: Underconstruction
Project: Iron Horse Gas Processing Complex Project
Location: Grady County, Oklahoma
Operator: Cardinal Midstream III, LLC
Cost: Undetermined
Capacity: 200 MMcfd
Completion date: 2018
Status: Proposed