Refining©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60RefiningAn examination of three recent accidents in the downstream industryWith these accidents, has refining internationally fallen sub-standard in terms of safety? Such a question is likely best addressed by examining the existing HPI standard., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTEnvironmental regulations: How much do they really cost?Processors should instead grasp some understanding of the costs and benefits by asking themselves: “How much will these changes really cost, and what’s in it for me?”, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTEuropean refining—Cornered, with no way out?, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHeater training improves safety and operations, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTOptimize olefins and aromatics productionPetrochemical yields from the FCCU is an area of increasing interest as more companies try to integrate refining and petrochemical operations., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTVietnam: Reversing the tide of refined importsVietnam is developing six large-scale refinery projects with the potential to add 1.36 MMbpd of new domestic refining capacity at a total cost of over $50 B. This would reverse the country’s status from a net importer of refined products to a net exporter by 2020., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTVirtualization in process automation systems, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAsia-Pacific’s refining industry entering a low-margin cycle, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndustry Metrics, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTMore waves for marine fuels, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTOman eyes refinery improvements, new petrochemical hubDespite increasing oil and gas production, Oman lacks the capacity to meet surging demand, especially for petrochemical and refined products. To help satisfy demand, the country is investing over $12 B in refinery and petrochemical projects by 2019., 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT