Petrochemicals©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60 Petrochemicals HP Industry Metrics, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP People, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTAdvice for the downstream: Keep the faithCharles Drevna is a distinguished senior fellow of the Institue for Energy Research and the former president of AFPM. He was president of the trade association, formerly known as NPRA, from 2007 until May 2015., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTBetter risk-management methods ensure project successManagement of project risk is a challenge under normal times, and this crucial activity is exasperated in complex projects as a result of the shale gas revolution., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s ‘energy revolution’ strives for sustainable growthChina's energy demand, particularly for petroleum and other liquids, is rapidly increasing as its industrial and transportation infrastructures expand., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTCourage amid challenge and changeEditorial commentary, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTEuropean refiner revamps delayed coker to meet Euro 5 specificationsThis case study chronicles how the European refiner Rompetrol Rafinare SA upgraded its Petromidia refinery in Navodari, Romania, includingthe revamping the delayed coker unit (DCU) to address existing operating problems., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTHigher international sales boost 2015 earnings above forecast for many chemical leadersRaw materials costs continue to stay low in the US thanks to the shale boom, but the global decline in oil markets has eroded selling prices for many of the nation’s domestic chemicals and plastics producers., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTHow to cost-effectively adapt to a tight oil worldThe increase in domestic production of light tight oil (LTO) has resulted in rapid shifts to processing these crudes in North American (NA) refineries., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry metricsUp-to-dateata tables and figures illustrate the state of the worldwide HPI, including cracking spreads, margins and utilization rates., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP NewsRecent news events in the global HPI., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP PeopleWhat's happening in the world of HPI executives., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew DevelopmentsNew product developments in the hydrocarbon processing industry., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTTrends from the 2015 AFPM Maintenance and Reliability ConferenceOver the decades, there have been good and not-so-good trends presented at this event, and the 2015 maintenance and reliability conference was no exception., 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT