Petroleum refining: a look at the future
Here’s a view of long-range spending strategies, including
new technologies and proper hydrogen management
In the long term, refiners need to keep two things in mind.
First, a refinery won't just produce fuels; it will produce
energy and chemicals. Second, the interaction of economic and
environmental concerns will
significantly affect how the hydrocarbon processing industry does
Near term, much of the refining industry's investment over
the next five years will be committed to resolving environmental issues. Some of this
investment will be for reducing emissions from the refinery itself, but much more will
be allocated to make lower sulfur fuels, replace MTBE in
gasoline and deal with other potential issues such as a lower
level of benzene in gasoline.
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