HP In Brief: HPIn Brief
Natural gas demandAccording to the US Energy Infor-mation Administration, the total of more than 22.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas demand in 2010 was the highest-ever level in the US, exceeding ..
HP Impact: Refining margins under pressure to 2015
KBC Advanced Technologies recently published its refining outlook, a report that analyzes issues facing the global oil refining sector and discusses their impact on the crude-oil and refined-products ..
HP Impact: US PVC producers see healthy exports
PVC demand returned to positive growth in 2010 following the collapse in consumption experienced in 2008 and 2009, according to a new report on market dynamics in the vinyls chain, published by Nexant..
HP Impact: Oil and gas supports two million jobs in Texas
The US oil and natural gas industry supports two million jobs in Texas and 24% of the states economy, according to a new study commissioned by API and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.API Pre..
HP Construction: North America
KBR has been awarded a $65 million contract by Chevron Products Co. to execute a base-oil expansion project at Chevrons refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The construction project includes bui..
HP Construction: South America
Technip, in consortium with Tomé Engenharia, was awarded a lump-sum turnkey EPC contract by Petrobras for five new units at the Presidente Bernardes Refinery in Cubatão, state of São Pa..
HP Construction: Europe
Evonik Industries has started up a new facility to produce high-purity isobutene at its site in Antwerp, Belgium. The new plant, which involved investment of tens of millions of euros, can produce up ..
HP Construction: Middle East
GS Engineering & Construction Corp. has signed a $556 million deal to build a gas storage facility in Kuwait. Under the deal with the state-run Kuwait National Petroleum Co., GS Engineering will compl..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Lummus Technology, a CB&I company, has a contract from Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc. LLP (KPI) for the license and basic engineering of a propane dehydrogenation unit and a polypropylene pl..
HP Construction: New methanol facility online in China
China Blue Chemical Co. Ltd. and Davy Process Technology (DPT), a Johnson Matthey Co., announced the successful start- up, performance test and plant acceptance of a 2,500-metric ton/day methanol plan..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Foam provides effective thermal insulationBASFs specialty foam Basotect is now used for the first time to insulate pipes in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank terminal in Gwangyang, Korea. The p..
Mini-siphon for replacement of old pigtail and coil siphons The WIKA mini-siphon Type 910.24 is said to specifically replace the old pigtail and coil siphon. It has a thermal barrier that protect..
Explosion-proof motors provide exceptional performance for extreme applications The Siemens line of XP100 motors are UL and CSA listed for gas and dust ignition-proof environments, and are suitab..