In 2012, Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) will celebrate its 90th anniversary as a publication for the professionals involved in the daily activities of the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). Much has changed since the first edition of The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturerthe forerunner of HPin September 1922. And, yet, so many factors continue to remain the same. This early publication was designed by its founders to serve the HPI. In the first issue, the publisher, Ray L. Dudley wrote, The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer will bring to its readers. . . new data on refinery methods, written by men who are in a position to write with authority.