Crude oil©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Crude oilAlternative energy?, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTKeystone XL: It is time to move forward, Mr. President, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTMaximize LPG recovery from fuel gas using a dividing wall columnRefiners are challenged to recover LPG from mixed fuel gas streams due to the difficulty of separating the lighter components from bulk gas. To maintain profitability, it is essential to direct all of the crude oil components to the optimum disposition. This practice is becoming more significant due to increasing LPG demand in some countries and the supply of lighter crudes in countries such as the US., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTShale gas drives new opportunities for US downstreamThis shift to lighter feeds for the SC will reduce the future availability of other petrochemical feedstocks—in particular, propylene., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT2015 downstream forecast reaches all-time highIn 2015, the HPI’s capital, maintenance and operating budgets are expected to exceed $324 B. Global announced project spending continues to surge to satisfy increasing demand for petroleum products., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTOil price—How low can it go?, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTReplan: Modernizing Brazil’s largest crude oil refineryThe project included installing two hydrodesulfurization (HDS) units for the cracked naphtha produced by two catalytic cracking units, a coker naphtha hydrotreating (HDT) unit, and a catalytic reforming unit., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTUS shale revolution set to spill over into downstream, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT