Natural Gases©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60Natural GasesHP News, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe CIS—four countries, $50 billion in downstream investmentsAzerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are laying the foundation to attract foreign investment to develop their vast hydrocarbon reserves, as well as to develop their downstream processing infrastructure to meet rising demand and export opportunities., 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase history: Modernization of Russia’s refining industry—Part 1, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTEastern nations look to LNG for energy, environmental solutionsChina and India are growing increasingly energy-hungry as their populations and transport infrastructures expand. At the same time, the two countries are seeking to reduce air pollution levels. In response, China and India are eyeing greater LNG imports and deeper emissions cuts., 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTHow sensitive is your treating plant to operating conditions?A normal expectation in the course of operating an amine treating plant for acid gas removal is that small changes in operating conditions will result in correspondingly small responses in plant performance. However, such expectations are not always well founded. To establish credibility for the process simulator used in the design of a new LNG plant, the mass-transfer rate-based simulation results for the new plant are compared with performance data from an operating LNG plant., 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTMajor US players turn focus to propane dehydrogenationAs of today, seven projects have been proposed in the field of propane dehydrogenation (PDH), which can convert propane into propylene as well as the byproduct hydrogen., 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTMaximize LNG carrier efficiency through integrated optimizationOfficers and engineers aboard an LNG carrier are busy. They require real-time, user-friendly data derived from the vessel’s systems, as well as accurate individual metrics., 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe reshaping of Latin America’s petrochemical industry, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT