Refining©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60RefiningAlternative energy?, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTDCS migration: Lessons learned, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTGerman refinery successfully modernizes safety system, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 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 GMTState of the US petrochemical/chemical industry, 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 GMTEditors’/Readers’ Choice 2014According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, over $1.143 trillion in announced global projects are at various stages of development. Using the Boxscore Database, HP editors identified 12 projects that will have the highest impact to the global or regional downstream industry. HP readers voted online to select the top project in each category., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTExperience meets innovation: World-class coke drum replacement projectSix large coke drums at Chevron’s El Segundo refinery, which supplies 20% of Southern California’s vehicle fuel, were showing signs of aging after 46 years in service., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTGlobally, the HPI is building new capacityThe HPI continues to expand to meet increasing demand for energy, transportation fuels, and petrochemical-based consumer products. As confirmed by HP’s HPI Market Data 2015 forecast, numerous construction projects are under various stages of development for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG industries., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove execution of capital projects with advanced technologiesThe E&C industry is now poised for a major leap forward in utilizing advancements in information technologies and, thus, enabling itself to greatly boost project performance., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTManage hydrogen sulfide hazards with chemical scavengers, 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