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All hydrocarbons have a place in the global market; timing depends on economics

04.01.2012  | 

Keywords: [refining] [petrochemicals] [LPG] [coal] [coal liquefaction] [transportation fuels] [ethylene] [amines] [engineering]

Remaining profitable continues to be a critical issue for hydrocarbon processing facilities. Balancing new technology with government mandates is a thorny problem. Environmental issues add more cost to refined products. Changes in transportation fuels continue as vehicle manufacturers update engine designs. R&D and innovative inventors continue to find solutions to old and new challenges of the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

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