Economicshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=1785©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60EconomicsAn extraordinary year and new beginningshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475492/An-extraordinary-year-and-new-beginnings.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTAn update on Lang factorsLang factors are cited frequently and used within the HPI. With the ensuing changes, the question must be asked, “Do Lang factors still present a realistic approximation of capital cost today?”http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475529/An-update-on-Lang-factors.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsultant: Managers need long-term focus to find downstream sustainabilityTop industry management should consider profits over the long term to make the business case for more sustainability, with a particular focus on results in the four-to-five-year range rather than on the initial year or two.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475523/Consultant-Managers-need-long-term-focus-to-find-downstream-sustainability.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metricshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475507/HP-Industry-Metrics.htmlSat, 01 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Newshttp://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3475503/HP-News.htmlSat, 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.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465717/Advice-for-the-downstream-Keep-the-faith.htmlWed, 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.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465710/Higher-international-sales-boost-2015-earnings-above-forecast-for-many-chemical-leaders.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTInvestment in Egypt’s downstream on the riseEgypt is adopting a mix of investment strategies in refinery upgrades and construction of new capacity to meet the nation’s target for more high-quality light and middle distillate products and a reduction of transportation fuel imports. http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465684/Investment-in-Egypts-downstream-on-the-rise.htmlWed, 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.http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3465716/Trends-from-the-2015-AFPM-Maintenance-and-Reliability-Conference.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT