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Improved outlook for US chemicalsThe outlook for the US chemicals manufacturing sector is improving gradually and global production is set to increase in the coming year, thanks in part to dramatic gr..
HP Construction: North America
Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction-support lump-sum contract by Valero Refining Co. for two flare-gas recovery units at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery. Each unit i..
HP Construction: South America
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has announced that Petrobras has selected UOP to provide all of the process technologies for two new maximum diesel refineries to be built in Brazil. UOP hydrocracking an..
HP Construction: Europe
Because of the persistently high demand for polyamide 12, worldwide, Germany-based, Evonik Industries will continue to expand its laurolactam capacity further. This expansion represents a boost to the..
HP Construction: Africa
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) held a naming ceremony for the Usan FPSO, reported to be the worlds largest floating production storage and offloading facility. The Usan FPSO can refine ..
HP Construction: Middle East
Axens (Performance Programs) has delivered a process operations simulator (POS) to Aromatics Oman LLC for its ParamaX complex that started up at the beginning of 2010. The POS integrates all of the co..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Total and China Power Investment Corp. (CPI) will build a coal-based petrochemical plant in China. The two companies signed a letter of understanding (LOU) in Paris, France, to study the construction ..
HP Impact: Refinery and petrochemical construction costs continue measured rise
The costs for designing and constructing downstream refining and petrochemical projects rose 3% from Q1 2010 to Q3 2010, according to the latest edition of the IHS CERA Downstream Capital Costs Index ..
HP Impact: Moving beyond the meltdown in the Gulf
According to Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions recent study, the Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling remains vital to the US economy and is vital for future growth. For the record, easy o..
HP Impact: Growth in shale gas production to play role in shaping demand for Middle East LNG
Investment in the development of shale gas in the US and Europe could present Middle East markets with a reduction in demand according to Euro-Petroleum Consultants (EPC) President Colin Chapman..
HP Impact: Global energy outlook to 2035
According to the International Energy Agencys (IEAs) World Energy Outlook 2010, the energy world market faces unprecedented uncertainty. The 20082009 global economic crisis threw the..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
New alternative technologies for oil spill cleanupC.I.Agent Solutions, a global leader in solutions for fuel and oil spill cleanup and containment, exhibited at Clean Gulf 2010 and featured its latest..
Innovative and flexible flame-detection series The FLAMEVision (FV) 40 series of flame-detection products includes five configurable models that reportedly meet the needs of multiple industries ..
Vacuum products and services Pfeiffer Vacuums Trinos Division has released a 400-page, four-color catalog covering its complete range of components, chambers and measuring instruments. This..